YAM SUF: sea of wool??

Paul Zellmer smdirect at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 19 12:30:38 EST 2002


Pharaoh's army was driving sheep?

Paul Zellmer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisbeth S. Fried [mailto:lizfried at umich.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 12:09 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: YAM SUF: sea of wool??
> 
> 
> 
> > -----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?
> >
> >
> > 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
> 



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