YAM SUF: sea of wool??

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Tue Mar 19 17:55:10 EST 2002


The Hebrews', the sheep couldn't keep up.
It was a sad sight. That's why they needed the manna.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Zellmer [mailto:smdirect at bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Tue, March 19, 2002 12:31 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: YAM SUF: sea of wool??
> 
> 
> 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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