[b-hebrew] language level
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 11:52:10 EST 2011
On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 8:01 AM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hello all;
> In deuteronomy 2:25, two instances of the two letter consonantal root
> חל (chet lamed) appear.
These are not roots, rather forms of verbs that derive from different roots.
> strong's concordance iidentifies the two verbs by numbers 2490 and 2342,
> The first verb appears to mean "begin;" and the second, to
> "twist" or "dance."
That’s one of the problems of relying on Strong, he is wrong here. The
second is from the root XLH meaning to become soft, as in weak.
> This usage prompts these questions.
> 1. Did the author grasp for these two words in proximity, by chance or by
He intended the meaning, but the forms are similar by chance. This answer
plus answers above falsify your follow-up questions.
> Your comments are welcomed.
> fred burlingame
Karl W. Randolph.
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