Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Sat Sep 2 12:28:24 EDT 2000

> "Israel" is a name, and no name "literally mean"s anything, though it may
> have a derivation or etymology and may be chosen because of that derivation.
> Let me recommend James Barr again for his expose of the "etymological
> fallacy" which applies to names even more than to other words. 

See also D.A. Carson, "Exegetical Fallacies" which develops this 
same thought under the heading "The root fallacy."  

Dave Washburn
"Éist le glór Dé."

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