גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27

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גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27

Postby Isaac Fried » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:51 pm

It seems to me that גֵּיחֲזִי = גע-היא-אחז-היא, namely, "a poker and a grabber." See 2Kings 4:27 for his rough treatment of the noble woman (וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיַּעֲבֹר אֱלִישָׁע אֶל שׁוּנֵם וְשָׁם אִשָּׁה גְדוֹלָה וַתַּחֲזֶק בּוֹ לֶאֱכָל-לָחֶם Kings(2) 4:8) of Shunem in her moment of distress:
וַיִּגַּשׁ גֵּיחֲזִי לְהָדְפָהּ
KJV: "but Gehazi came near to thrust her away"

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Isaac Fried
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Re: גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27

Postby Isaac Fried » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:54 pm

And, add to this the real possibility of Gehazi being the actual father of the woman of Shunem's child.

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