[b-hebrew] "hed" in Ezekiel 7:7
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Dec 7 01:45:30 EST 2006
The word "hed" appears only in Ezekiel 7:7 - the "hed" of the mountains. Most English translations have "joyful shouting" or such like, probably assuming a connection to "hedad" (which appears only in Isaiah).
In modern Hebrew, this word is used for "echo" - which makes sense: the "sound" of the mountains". However, is this just a modern Hebrew adaptation? Or is it based on ANE cognates or ancient translation traditions? If the latter, that is, the word did originally mean "echo", what is its etymology? Is it onomatapoeic, based on the sound of echoing?.
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