[b-hebrew] Gen. 2:25 and 3:1

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Oct 29 13:34:51 EST 2003


The two words have different roots. In Genesis 2:25 the root is from (RH and in 3:1 it is (RM. What we see is convergence because of phonetic spelling instead of etymological spelling as in English.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dgahler782 at aol.com

> Can anyone give me the etymology of arumim and arum - passive participles, I 
> assume, but with very different translations. Could it be proven, 
> etmologically, that the translation of arum in Gen. 3:1 should properly be  "naked"  (i.e 
> the snake was hairless) ?  Thx.
> Doris
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