[b-hebrew] YRX (was: logograms--an ode to Hebrew)

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 24 11:13:36 EST 2004



Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote: 
   < snip>
"Now look at some of
Abraham's relatives: his father was Terah, obviously a form of YRH (YRX).
His grand nephew was Laban ("white" - Lebanah is another name for the moon).
Both his wife "Sarai" and sister-in-law "Milkah" are words that mean
"Queen", and the moon was often known as the Queen of the Heavens.

Does all this mean that Abrahm's family were originally moon-worshippers?"

   Good points. The text definitely points in this direction.

    Could you elaborate a bit on the connection between Sarai and "queen", --  as a possible fem. form of Sar?

   Uri







		
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