YAM SUF: sea of wool??

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Tue Mar 19 12:08:58 EST 2002



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Taylor [mailto:dave201 at mail.com]
> Sent: Mon, March 18, 2002 12:56 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: YAM SUF: sea of mangroves?
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> In Arabic yam-us-suf means: Sea of wool. There is a particular
> coral plant, that I have in mind, that looks like wool and most
> probably grows in the Red sea, otherwise referred to as
> suf-al-bahar (wool of the sea). Reference: Lisan Al-Arab Vol 7
> p.444. Anybody gone for scuba diving in the Red Sea?


It's probably all the drowned sheep, when the waters came back
together again.

Liz
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Kirk" <Peter_Kirk at sil.org>
> Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 21:01:14 -0000
> To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Subject: YAM SUF: sea of mangroves?
>
>
> >
> > So could YAM SUF have meant "sea of mangroves"? Does anyone know the
> > Arabic for "mangrove"? - I wonder if it might be related to SUF.
> >
> > Peter Kirk
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