[b-hebrew] Labials and letter interchange
peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Sep 15 07:55:51 EDT 2004
On 15/09/2004 05:15, Karl Randolph wrote:
>The opposite of war is not $LWM but SL+ (look at the book of Judges), ...
Karl, this one is a real puzzle. I thought you might mean $L+ "domineer,
be master of", but this root (apart from $ELE+ "shield") is found only
in very late books (the ones which almost everyone agrees are exilic or
post-exilic), except for Gen 42:6 which BDB suggests was a late
substitution. Nothing at all in Judges. And there are no roots SL+, &L+,
So I wonder if this was in fact a typo for $P+, which is of course a key
term in Judges, and does in some sense contrast with war, although a
contrast with anarchy might be more accurate.
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