[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Fri Dec 24 11:35:08 EST 2004


At 11:02 AM 12/24/2004, you wrote:

>Chapter 1 verse 1: LI$:LOMOH, commonly understood as "by Solomon", 
>although I suppose it could mean "for Solomon".

Or to solomon- as a dedicatory note.  Which is how it probably should be 
taken.  Chris has already pointed this out.


>Chapter 1 verse 1: QOHELET B.EN-D.FWID, and then verse 12 HFYIYTIY MELEK: 
>etc. Only one son of David was king of Israel, that is Solomon. This is 
>surely some kind of authorship claim, whether you believe it to be true or not.

What does "ben" mean?  Are you suggesting it must always mean "son"?

Jim


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