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by talmid56
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Questions about Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Questions about Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation

The folks at http://www.chabad.org are also willing to answer this kind of question by email. I asked them one a little while back and a very helpful person there got back in touch in a couple of days. Leave a message under the "Ask the Rabbi" section.
by talmid56
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Is this analysis of Isaiah 9:6 a legitimate one?
Replies: 21
Views: 899

Re: Is this analysis of Isaiah 9:6 a legitimate one?

Returning for a moment to the question of whether "name" can be used with multiple names, it may be helpful to compare Isa. 8:1-3. There Isaiah is instructed to write on a scroll before witnesses מַהֵ֥ר שָׁלָ֖ל חָ֥שׁ בַּֽז , Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (NIV 2011). So Isaiah makes love to his wif...
by talmid56
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 705

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

Ste, As the scribes of the DSS were native Hebrew speakers, we can rule out "bad Hebrew" as an option. (Yes, I know some believe that there were no native Hebrew speakers in Israel by this point. However, there is growing evidence that this isn't so.) The usage might be different than BH, ...
by talmid56
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good text for BDB?
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Good text for BDB?

There is also an electronic online edition of BDB at http://www.ericlevy.com. Just click on a Hebrew letter to get started. Remember, though, that BDB lists words according to root forms, not a strict alphabetical order.
by talmid56
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?

In the vast majority of cases, "Yahweh God" is the appropriate translation of YHWH Elohim in English. (Yes, I realize that some disagree about the correct vowels for YHWH.) Note that "Jehovah" is an artificial construct never used by the Jews in ancient times. And, LORD is a subs...
by talmid56
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Modern Hebrew Bible
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: The Modern Hebrew Bible

Κenneth, do you happen to recall the names of any of these authors or titles of the books or articles? Did you find them online?
by talmid56
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys
Replies: 24
Views: 1451

Re: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys

Well, you can continue to reject facts if you want. I'm done replying to your posts. Have a nice life.
by talmid56
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys
Replies: 24
Views: 1451

Re: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys

No one but you claimed the Jews were illiterate and had no language prior to settling in Canaan. Probably they spoke Aramaic or Akkadian before Abraham migrated. Once they adopted Hebrew there, they continued to speak it from then on. As for the original homeland, we know where it was, Ur in Chaldea...
by talmid56
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys
Replies: 24
Views: 1451

Re: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys

I don't know why I'm bothering, but I'll respond to your latest post. I don't know where you live, Lee, but most American schools do not teach anything about the Bible or its historical backgrounds these days. I know this both from going thru the system myself as a student, and from teaching in publ...
by talmid56
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys
Replies: 24
Views: 1451

Re: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys

There was no antisemitism in ancient times. You yourself say that Antiochus Epiphanes persecuted the Jews. Did he do this because he loved them? If ancient Jews are not native to Canaan then they are emigrants from elsewhere, probably the Mediterranean. They are not native to Canaan: see Genesis an...

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