[b-hebrew] Gen. 2:25 and 3:1
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Oct 29 16:16:40 EST 2003
Karl, you are no doubt correct, but I'm also sure that the author used the
similar words purposely - the snake was "clever", but the humans, by
following his advice, became "naked" in more than just the physical sense.
(And hi, y'all, I'm back, writing from Israel now).
Dr. Yigal Levin
The Dept. of Jewish History and
The Martin (Szusz) Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
To: "Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Gen. 2:25 and 3:1
> 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
> > 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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