[b-hebrew] KHEREM vs MOLOKH

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sat Jul 5 14:00:05 EDT 2003

> Though both hrm and qd$ have the connotation "to keep separate >
> consecrate", in BH, hrm generally means "to (consecrate by) destroy(ing)"
> objects, animal or persons. In MH, the hif'il stem has the connotation "to
> ban, boycott, ostracize". But here one would have to ask a MH
> specialist if
> the modern connotations were invented by the lexicologist Eliez\er
> Ben-Yehuda, who "imported" many roots and connotations from the Arabic.
> Kol tuv,
> Jonathan D. Safren, Editor
 The haram in Ezra 10:8 is usually translated confiscated and not destroyed.
I don't know why tho.
Liz Fried
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