[b-hebrew] 1 Sam 5:6 ; Mice & Rats & Plague

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 29 15:05:02 EDT 2004

On 4/29/04 10:50 AM, "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:

> So no, BH apparently does not have separate words for "mouse" and "rat".

And furthermore the LXX rendering MUS does not prove anything since there
seems to be no distinguishing word for *rat* in the lexical stock available
to the LXX translators.

Still working on this but so far have found no rats in Homeric/Attic/Koine.
Would be pleased to hear from someone who can show me a Greek rat but so far
have no takers.  

Clay Bartholomew 

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