[b-hebrew] Mizpeh in LXX, a question

Vadim Cherny vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Sun Dec 26 03:05:44 EST 2004

I was under impression that dagesh kal is absent from LXX and Secunda. But it is there in the place name Mizpeh. Could anyone explain this?

Perhaps the explanation is simple, I just don't see it out of hand. Are there other cases of dagesh kal in Greek transliterations? There are few b's in place names with suffix -on, such as Helbon, but they are not necessarily caused by dagesh kal since beta could be naturally pronounced close to bet.

Vadim Cherny

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