What did Elijah hear at Horeb?

David Taylor dave201 at mail.com
Mon Jun 24 03:11:32 EDT 2002


Dear Alastair,

In Arabic "damamah" means being small/short and "deqah" means narrowness/sharpness , "daqah" means he/it struck him and it is sometimes used with "hearing" i.e qol daqa sam'ah = the voice struck his hearing.

In Job 4:16 a similar phrase occurs: " Demamah vaqol ashma'" It seems that "demamah" is a type of voice that is short/quite/calm and not an adjective, this is why it retains the feminine structure after qol in 1 Kings 19:12 and in Job 4:16 it occurs interchangeably with "qol". In Psalms 107:29 It says that He made/turned the storm into a "demamah" (yaqom se'arah le-demamah)

Regards,

Dave.


----- Original Message -----
From: Alastair Haines <haines at alastairs.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 23:27:26 +1000
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Subject: What did Elijah hear at Horeb?


> Dear B Hebrew people,
> 
> would someone help me please.
> 
> 1 Kings 19:13 tells us, "Vayhi *kishema* Eliyyahu vayyalet panayv
> beederto vayyetse ..."
> 
> I would like to know more about what it was that Elijah *heard* that
> prompted him to:
> 1. cover his face and yet
> 2. go out of the cave.
> What was the sound or voice, "... qol demamah daqqah," at the end of
> verse 12?
> 
> Are there modern Hebrew or Arabic words like "Demamah" and "Daqqah"?
> 
> Cheers,
> alastair
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> Alastair Haines 9386-0016
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