[b-hebrew] Etymology of "Galilee"
if at math.bu.edu
Tue Apr 29 15:54:42 EDT 2008
It is possible that GALIL is indeed a KALIL, a geographical inclusion
of some sort, but it is also possible that it is so named for its
hilly terrain of GALIM GLULIM. This GAL seems to appear also in the
names GOLAN, GILBO(A, GILGAL, GILOH, [the personal names GALYAT and
the hefty (EGLON of Judges 3:17?] and GIL(AD.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Apr 29, 2008, at 2:39 PM, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:
> Etymology of “Galilee”
> A. “Galilee” in Hebrew is gimel-lamed-yod-lamed. There obviously
> are three
> key consonants in “Galilee”, which are gimel-lamed-lamed/G-L-L.
> B. The accepted etymology of the word “Galilee” is that it means
> circuit or region”. Isaiah 9: 1 (alternatively referenced as
> Isaiah 8: 23)
> is cited in support of that proposition.
> Jim Stinehart
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