What did Elijah hear at Horeb?

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Mon Jun 24 09:58:16 EDT 2002


Both words are quite common in Modern Hebrew, meaning "silence" and "thin"
(s.f.). In fact, the Israeli equivalent of the US Navy SEALS are nicknamed
"Anshei Haddemamah" - "the Men of Silence". And then there's always Simon
and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence"...

Yigal


At 11:27 PM 6/22/2002 +1000, Alastair Haines wrote:
>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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