mwt in names

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Apr 4 09:47:21 EST 2002


This may be the case for some of the Canaanite names e.g. in 
Genesis and the early part of Chronicles, but in the case of David's 
men, and particularly the post-exilic individuals in Ezra, I doubt this 
is the case.  If the names originated as compounds of the Canaanite 
deity, I would suspect that by the time of Ezra (and perhaps even of 
David?) such meanings would have been lost.

> I doubt that anyone understood them to mean "death," but rather MOT, the
> Canaanite god of death and the netherworld who serves in the Ugaritic texts
> as the chief adversary of Baal, the god of life.
> Charles
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at mclink.it>
> To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 9:58 AM
> Subject: Re: mwt in names
> 
> 
> > Thanks very much, Andrew.
> >
> > These are strange and interesting data indeed.
> >
> >
> > Ian
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------
> > 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 I found with BibleWorks.  There are
> several
> > place names as well.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Dave Washburn
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