mwt in names

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Thu Apr 4 09:46:18 EST 2002


In a message dated 4/4/2002 8:57:47 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
mc2499 at mclink.it writes:

These are strange and interesting data indeed.
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XCRMWT - GEN 10:26; 1 CHR 1:20
YRYMWT - 1 CHR 7:7 . . .
YRMWT OR RMWT - EZR 10:29
YRMWT - JOS 10:3 . . .
MRMWT - EZR 8:33 . . .
(ZMWT - 2 SAM 23:31 . . .
$LMWT - 1 CHR 24:22
$MWT - 1 CHR 11:27
$MYRMWT - 1 CHR 15:18

Here's a list of personal names 
(Andrew Wergeland)
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I just came across a strange name in 1 Chr 6:25: 
'xymwt, "death is my brother".
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Are there any more such mwt names that people know 
of?

Ian
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Not really so strange in light of the custom of theophoric names in the ANE. 
See Is 28.14-22.  Also, read the article on "Mot (DEITY)" in the _Anchor 
Bible Dictionary_.

GfSomsel



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