2 Ki 2:23-24

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Sun Jul 15 10:13:23 EDT 2001

A na'ar (youth) is someone older than a yeled

Yeled (child) related to the word "LaLedet" - to give birth

Tinok (infant) - because it still nurses (Yonek).


>Can somebody tell me if there is any significant differance between the
>words na`ar  and yeled?
>In 2Ki 2:23 It says some children (na`ar) came and mocked him. Then in the
>next verse (24) it says that he cursed them, and that a she bear came and
>tore 42 children (yeled). Why the differant words?
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