[b-hebrew] KHEREM vs MOLOKH

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Sat Jul 5 06:38:51 EDT 2003

> Michael Millier <deborahmillier at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > ... do you not think that KHEREM has an underlying
> > idea of human sacrifice (to YHWH?!?!)?  From the
> > word's various contexts, I think I'm inclined to
> > believe so.

The original connotation of the root is "holy", similar to qd$.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is today called in Arabic al-haram esh-$arif
(in earlier sources it is called bayt el-maqdas = beit ha-miqda$).
Jonathan D. Safren, Editor
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