Israel

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Fri Sep 1 13:10:50 EDT 2000


They deduce that Sarah is from the root srr, to rule,
so that srh is she ruled. So princess, noble lady.
Whereas Israel is from the root srh, to contend.
In any case, Israel has to be a verbal sentence, as it
begins with y, unless you can find a root that is ysr.
BDB says Israel is either El contends, prevails, or
puts it in the jussive, let El contend, prevail. That isn't
how names go imo, I don't know any names in the jussive.
As for Sarah, I would guess that the theophoic is missing,
as every name in the ane had a theophoric. It is probably
sariah, YHWH, or Yah, rules.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy L. Sasser [mailto:jlsasser at fish.pair.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 12:52 PM
> To: Liz Fried
> Subject: RE: Israel
>
>
> I noticed that Sarah is also from the root srh...what does Brown, Driver,
> Briggs say about Sarah?  I mean, what is the meaning of that word, Sarah?
>
> thanks,
>
> Jeremy
>
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Liz Fried wrote:
>
> > Brown, Driver, Briggs, p. 975.
> > The root is srh.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jeremy L. Sasser [mailto:jlsasser at fish.pair.com]
> > > Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 12:29 PM
> > > To: Liz Fried
> > > Cc: Biblical Hebrew
> > > Subject: RE: Israel
> > >
> > >
> > > Please back it up with proof or references.
> > >
> > > On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Liz Fried wrote:
> > >
> > > > The name must be a verbal form, ysar, he will something.
> > > > El will prevail, persist, endure, do battle.
> > > > It is interesting that the theophoric is El and not YHWH.
> > > > Liz
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Bill Ross [mailto:wross at farmerstel.com]
> > > > > Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:41 AM
> > > > > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > > > > Subject: RE: Israel
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > <LMB>
> > > > > What does "Israel" literally mean, please?
> > > > >
> > > > > <Bill>
> > > > > Genesis 32:28  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more
> > > Jacob, but
> > > > > Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God [elohim] and
> > > > > with men, and
> > > > > hast prevailed. {Israel: that is, A prince of God}
> > > > >
> > > > > Bill Ross
> > > > >
> > > > >
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