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by Isaac Fried
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: זַלְעָפָה ZALAPAH Ps. 11:6
Replies: 0
Views: 75

זַלְעָפָה ZALAPAH Ps. 11:6

On our recent visit to Israel, while driving from Haifa to Tel Aviv along the western side of mount Carmel we were suddenly caught in a heavy downpour. גֶשֶם זִלְעָפוֹת GE$EM ZILAPOT exclaimed my wife. Upon returning home, just two hours prior to the "Bomb Cyclone" dumping more than a foot...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 33
Views: 880

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

The difference between דבר DABAR and אמר AMAR? Consider this, said on a speaker:
הוּא כבר מדבר שעה אבל עדיין לא אמר כלום

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was yhwh replaced by 'adonai?
Replies: 31
Views: 602

Re: When was yhwh replaced by 'adonai?

Consider also the theophoric name יהוא of 2Kings 19:16 vocalized as יֵהוּא YEHU.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was yhwh replaced by 'adonai?
Replies: 31
Views: 602

Re: When was yhwh replaced by 'adonai?

Consider how this pair of personal pronouns "she-he" sounds in Arabic.

هِيَّ ‪-‬ هُوَّ HIYA-HUWA

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was yhwh replaced by 'adonai?
Replies: 31
Views: 602

Re: When was yhwh replaced by 'adonai?

The Y and the W were possibly vowels that hardened into consonants by the lack of a nikud. compare: אביו ABIYW, 'his father', which is אביהוּ = אב-היא-הוּא ABIYU.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gods and goats in ancient כנען
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: gods and goats in ancient כנען

Needed to be mentioned here is also עזאזל ( עזעזאל AZ-AZ-EL) = עז-עז-אל of Lev. 16:8, the lesser, yet sill mighty, AZ-AZ, god, EL. וְנָתַן אַהֲרֹן עַל שְׁנֵי הַשְּׂעִירִם גֹּרָלוֹת גּוֹרָל אֶחָד לַיהוה וְגוֹרָל אֶחָד לַעֲזָאזֵל KJV: "And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 33
Views: 880

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Seems to me that דיבר is 'spoke', and אמר is 'said'. ‎ דִּבֶּר is of the root דבר DBR, a stalwart member of the root family דבר, זבר, טבר, סבר, צבר, שבר, תבר טפר, ספר, צפר, שפר, תפר all having the concrete meaning of 'accumulate', as becoming a root that includes the uni-literal root ר R. Isaac Frie...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: testing Isaac Fried's Etymological theories
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: testing Isaac Fried's Etymological theories

I would love to see a Hebrew (Hebrew!) counter example.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: רביד RABID, Gen. 41:42
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: רביד RABID, Gen. 41:42

Should be mentioned in this connection is the post-biblical root רפטRPT, of which מְרֻפָּט = מ-ר-הוא-פט MRUPAT, ' tattered, worn-out'.

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by Isaac Fried
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: רביד RABID, Gen. 41:42
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: רביד RABID, Gen. 41:42

Further related is the root רפס RPS, 'limp, flaccid', as in Ezekiel 32:2 בֶּן-אָדָם שָׂא קִינָה עַל פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ מִצְרַיִם וְאָמַרְתָּ אֵלָיו כְּפִיר גּוֹיִם נִדְמֵיתָ וְאַתָּה כַּתַּנִּים בַּיַּמִּים וַתָּגַח בְּנַהֲרוֹתֶיךָ וַתִּדְלַח מַיִם בְּרַגְלֶיךָ וַתִּרְפֹּס נַהֲרוֹתָם NIV: "Son of ...

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