Jerusalem, neuter plural

Tony Prete tonyp at waterwheel.net
Sun Sep 5 15:46:02 EDT 1999


At 08:32 AM 09/05/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Even if the "-ayim" ending for Jerusalem were "later" -- and who knows how
much
>"later"--- it no doubt expressed a hope at some point that the city as a
Foundation of
>Peace would be doubly blessed, or doubly expressive of that peace.  

I understood that since this was a Canaanite city before David conquered
it, the name referred to the god Shalem, protector of the city, and not to
"peace." 





Anthony Prete
Haddonfield, NJ USA

Masters Candidate
La Salle University
Philadelphia, Pa.



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