[b-hebrew] Re: g(r Psa. 106:9 - exorcism? (B. M. Rocine)

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Dec 15 23:36:08 EST 2004


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim West" <jwest at highland.net>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Re: g(r Psa. 106:9 - exorcism? (B. M. Rocine)


> At 04:41 PM 12/15/2004, you wrote:
>
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com>
> > > Hi Darrell,
> > >
> > > "Yam Suph" also means "sea at the end of the world."
> > >
> > > Doug Pickrel
> > > Tejas Valley
> > > San Antonio, TX
> >
> >That would be reading "Yam Soph". While this has been suggested, it is
far
> >from clear.
> >
> >Yigal
>
> It also makes no sense, since the Egyptians clearly knew the world was a
> bit bigger than that- and so did the Israelites.
>
> Jim
>
What has been suggested (I don't have the reference on me) is that "Yam
Soph" is mean symbolically - as part of God's struggle against the forces of
Tohu to bring the Israelites up from "the last place". But it's still
problematic.

Yigal





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