Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Wed Aug 24 05:39:55 EDT 2011
Correct. "Hamaqom" as a title or euphemism for God only appears in Rabbinic writings. However in the logic of the rabbis, when Jacob "hit the spot" (my translation :-) ), he actually "met" God. But this has nothing to do with the issue at hand.
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of K Randolph
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:40 AM
To: Christopher Kimball
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] maqom
Could you please tell me where in Biblical Hebrew that is found? Every
example of the word that I found it means merely “the place”.
Karl W. Randolph.
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Christopher Kimball
<transcriber at tanach.us>wrote:
> Also HaMaqom is a euphemism for the deity. It's hard to picture nomads
> as characterizing their deity as "the major city". The Tower of Babel
> story expresses their feelings about big cities.
> Chris Kimball
> West Redding, CT
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