[b-hebrew] Interchange of R/resh with L/lamed in Biblical Hebrew
if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jun 23 17:41:54 EDT 2008
In Genesis 22:9 it is (QD.
The root (QR, 'tear', sometimes referring to the crushing of the sex
organs as in Genesis 49:6, is a variant of QR(, and a relative of )
GR, 'accumulate, stores up', as in Proverbs 6:8, )XR, 'be on top of
things', and )KR, 'plow', as in Jeremiah 51:23. All these acts refer
to the breakup of one body or to the aggregation of several bodies.
The root (QL, 'deviate', of Habakkuk 1:4 is a relative of (GL,
'bent', and GAL, 'mound, wave, hunk'.
The letter R appears often in geometric figures to indicates that
they are considered made of particles, for instance, HAR, 'mountain'.
As to your question
"Does ayin-qof-resh reflect northern Canaan in the Late Bronze Age?
over time the R/resh softens to L/lamed, or because of dialectal
between northern Canaan vs. southern Canaan, in the mid-1st
millennium BCE we see, coming out of Jerusalem in southern Canaan,
ayin-qof-lamed. The resh/R has become lamed/L."
I don't have even the remotest answer.
were did you get this exact figure of fifteen regular years for
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Jun 23, 2008, at 1:10 PM, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:
> Isaac Fried:
> Since it is directly on point, please contrast ayin-qof-resh at
> Genesis 22: 9
> with ayin-qof-lamed at Habakkuk 1: 4. The two words are the same in
> unpointed Hebrew, except that one ends with a resh, whereas the
> other ends with a
> Ayin-qof-lamed is usually said to mean bent, twisted, bent out of
> crooked, crooked justice.
> Both of these words seem to embody the concept of “bind, twist”, in a
> negative context.
> Does ayin-qof-resh reflect northern Canaan in the Late Bronze Age?
> over time the R/resh softens to L/lamed, or because of dialectal
> between northern Canaan vs. southern Canaan, in the mid-1st
> millennium BCE we
> see, coming out of Jerusalem in southern Canaan, ayin-qof-lamed.
> The resh/R has
> become lamed/L.
> This seems to me to be a perfect example of exactly the point I am
> trying to
> Doesn’t it seem logical that a resh/R in northern Canaan in the
> Late Bronze
> Age may come out, centuries later and much farther south (in
> Jerusalem), as a
> That’s precisely the question I am raising. I think you have come
> up with a
> 6th example here of this phenomenon, to go along with the 5
> examples I cited
> in my original post.
> Please contrast ayin-qof-resh at Genesis 22: 9 with ayin-qof-lamed at
> Habakkuk 1: 4.
> P.S. In the binding incident, Abraham is age 65 regular years, and
> Isaac is
> age 15 regular years. Isaac at first glance might seem a bit naïve
> passive for being a young adult age 15 regular years, but that
> perfectly fits his
> character. Abraham is old, but Abraham is still in good physical
> shape at this
> point (though not for much longer; old Abraham ages quickly after
> death, which occurs a few years after the binding incident). At
> the time of the
> binding incident, Abraham is age 130 “years”, in terms of the 6-
> month “years”
> in which all characters’ ages are set forth in the Patriarchal
> The numerical symbolism here is that in the Patriarchal narratives
> (though not
> the case generally in the ancient world), the number 13 is an
> number. Abraham is age 13 tenfold, that is, age 130 “years”, in 6-
> month “years”
> . That is the equivalent of age 65 regular years. We are not
> told Abraham’s exact age in so many words here in the text, but the
> analysis fits perfectly with everything that we are told throughout
> Patriarchal narratives.
> Jim Stinehart
> Evanston, Illinois
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