meaning of golem

Matthew Anstey ansteyfamily at
Tue Sep 10 06:55:38 EDT 2002

Dear list,

BDB gives the meaning of golem in psa 149:16 as "embryo" but would the
author have known about embryos? Any other suggestions for the meaning here
of this hapax? And do you think it is related to galam "to fold up", gelom
"large garment", both also hapaxes?

Any help would be appreciated?


Matthew Anstey
Semantic Domains of Biblical Hebrew Dictionary Project
United Bible Societies

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Faculteit der Godgeleerdheid
Residence: Kambah, ACT, Australia
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