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by Isaac Fried
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gods and goats in ancient כנען
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: gods and goats in ancient כנען

Assyrian names are goodly compounded
אֵסַרחַדוֹן = איש-שר-אח-אדוֹן
with the opening part אסר reminding us of the Hebrew names אשר and ישראל.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: מוֹרג MORAG, Isaiah 41:15
Replies: 0
Views: 43

מוֹרג MORAG, Isaiah 41:15

We read there הִנֵּה שַׂמְתִּיךְ לְמוֹרַג חָרוּץ חָדָשׁ בַּעַל פִּיפִיּוֹת תָּדוּשׁ הָרִים וְתָדֹק וּגְבָעוֹת כַּמֹּץ תָּשִׂים KJV: "Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.&q...
by Isaac Fried
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gods and goats in ancient כנען
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: gods and goats in ancient כנען

There is also a possible connection between the עַיִר AYIR, 'young beast', of Job 11:11, and the עִיר IR, 'angel', of Daniel 4:10(13) חָזֵה הֲוֵית בְּחֶזְוֵי רֵאשִׁי עַל מִשְׁכְּבִי וַאֲלוּ עִיר וְקַדִּישׁ מִן שְׁמַיָּא נָחִת NIV: “In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before ...
by Isaac Fried
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: לֻקְחָה LUQXAH, 'taken', Gen. 2:23
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: לֻקְחָה LUQXAH, 'taken', Gen. 2:23

Internally using the PP היא in place of הוּא may significantly alters the person's (male or female) implication in the act. For instance, in שִלְּחָה = ש-היא-לח-היא The internal היא refers to the person performing (performing!) the act שלח $ALAX, 'send'. I find no difference of meaning between שִלְּ...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: לֻקְחָה LUQXAH, 'taken', Gen. 2:23
Replies: 1
Views: 58

לֻקְחָה LUQXAH, 'taken', Gen. 2:23

We read there לְזֹאת יִקָּרֵא אִשָּׁה כִּי מֵאִישׁ לֻקְחָה זֹּאת NIV: she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” לֻקְחָה = ל-הוּא-קח-היא , is with a first, inner, הוּא referring to the woman as the beneficiary of the act לקח LAQAX, 'take', and an appended היא , added to serve as a g...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: מסמר MA-SMER Isaiah 41:7
Replies: 0
Views: 65

מסמר MA-SMER Isaiah 41:7

We read there וַיְחַזֵּק חָרָשׁ אֶת צֹרֵף מַחֲלִיק פַּטִּישׁ אֶת הוֹלֶם פָּעַם אֹמֵר לַדֶּבֶק טוֹב הוּא וַיְחַזְּקֵהוּ בְמַסְמְרִים לֹא יִמּוֹט KJV: "So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: ...
by Isaac Fried
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gods and goats in ancient כנען
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: gods and goats in ancient כנען

I suspect that also מֶלֶך MELEK, 'king', originated from the leading, מוֹליך, goat.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gods and goats in ancient כנען
Replies: 4
Views: 196

gods and goats in ancient כנען

It is conceivable that the names אַיִל AYIL, 'ram', אַיָּל AYAL (and also the tree names אֵלָה ELAH and אַלּוֹן ) as well as אֵל EL, as in the expanded אֱלוֹהִים , come all from the Hebrew uni-consonant root ל L or על Al, 'up'. But, it is also conceivable that the ancient canaanite herders selected ...
by Isaac Fried
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גוֹג GOG Ezekiel 38:18
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: גוֹג GOG Ezekiel 38:18

The ג-ג G-G (or equally Q-Q), short for גאה - גאה GAAH - GAAH, may refer not only excessive hight or large size, but also to the many tiny scar-tissue bumps עֻגּוֹת (or sinks עֻקּוֹת ) as in קעקוּעים QAQUIYM, 'tattoo work'. See Lev. 19:28 וְשֶׂרֶט לָנֶפֶשׁ לֹא תִתְּנוּ בִּבְשַׂרְכֶם וּכְתֹבֶת קַעֲקַ...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Hebrew root to verb and noun
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: From Hebrew root to verb and noun

The noun making personal pronoun prefix ני NIY, for אני , is rare, but we do find נִדְבָּךְ = ני-דבך embedded in the "Aramaic" of Ezra 6:4 נִדְבָּכִין דִּי אֶבֶן גְּלָל תְּלָתָא וְנִדְבָּךְ דִּי אָע חֲדַת KJV: "With three rows (courses) of great stones, and a row of new timber" w...

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