R: YERUSHALEM

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Sun Dec 29 00:55:39 EST 2002


>YERU SHALEM can never mean city of peace.  How about: 'teaching
>completeness'  or 'founding completeness.

The Late Bronze Age texts from el-Amarna knew the 
Canaanite city as Uru-salim, ie the city of the 
Canaanite god, Salim. That is plainly the origin 
of the name. Later developments should be seen as 
folk-etymologies.


Ian





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