[b-hebrew] Welcome 'Oron' and 'Rahav' to the solar system
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 22:22:42 EST 2010
In 2 Kings 23:5 a reference is made to the sun, moon, MZLWT and to the hosts
of the heavens. My understanding is that the hosts of the heavens are the
stars, making the MZLWT something other than stars. Seeing as it’s a happax
legomenon, we are left somewhat guessing as to its meaning, but the context
suggests that the planets are what is meant.
Is there any evidence from cognate languages?
Karl W. Randolph.
On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Jason Hare <jaihare at gmail.com> wrote:
> The term מזלות is already applied in modern Hebrew to the signs of the
> It isn't applied to the planets themselves.
> As far as I know, this is an old use of the term. Does it specifically
> mean "planets" in the Tanakh at some point?
> Jason Hare
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