[b-hebrew] shu'al and toponyms
Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.
nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Sat Jan 8 00:47:56 EST 2011
>>>> I tend to
think that biblical place names are mostly derived from the local
topography rather than the local fauna and flora.
in josh 12-21 i found the following places which relate to animals
baal gad, migdal gad, beit nimrah, maaleh akrabim, beit xogla, har 'efron(i?),
kiryat ye'arim, har ye'arim, rimon, gat-rimon, 'ein ganim, tapuax, beit
tapuax, ein tapuax, 'anav, 'ein gedi, luz, gezer, kanah, naxal kanah,
then i also found these:
* xatzar shu'al!!!! 15:27, 19:3
* sha'alabin (19:42) along with ayalon!
ofrah, elon mutzav, shamir, avel cramim, sela 'eitam ('ait?), laish,
ba'al tamar, sela' harimon, levonah.
zur-'orev, yekev-zeeev (but the bible says these are names of midyan officials)
eretz tzuf, elon tavor, emek haelah,
erez sha'alim (????), seneh (sneh?)
eretz shual!!!! gey hatzvo'im!!!! 13:17-18
i got tired but there should be many more. though
i imagine that some of them are wrong calls.
PS: a mystery: in josh 21:35 some books add an extra phrase not shared by all
books. apparently reuben was left without 'ir miklat...??? so, is there
more than one official tanakh version?
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