Habakkuk

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at utc.campuscw.net
Wed Feb 17 11:18:27 EST 1999


Since habbakkuk could mean "embracer" it may in fact be a Hebrew name from
the verb HBQ. BDB seem to make it from an Assyrian word for a garden plant.
Plants often keep their native names. 

At 09:25 AM 2/17/99 +0000, you wrote:
>Howdy,
>
>Anyone care to offer a guess as to why Habakkuk has an Akkadian name instead
>of a Hebrew name?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Jim
>
>+++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>Jim West, ThD
>Quartz Hill School of Theology
>
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