[b-hebrew] qedem

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri Jul 23 00:03:54 EDT 2004

Perhaps because of the idea that Man originated "in the east" (Eden). Or
because that's where the sun comes from (rises). I actually think that "old"
is the primary meaning, "east" is a secondary one. the primary word for east
is Mizrax - "sunriseward".

----- Original Message -----
From: "Noam Eitan" <neitian at nyc.rr.com>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 3:36 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] qedem

> Qedem is front, east and antiquity. I can understand that if you stand
> your back to the sea, the east is in front of you; but how did the east
> become equated in BH with antiquity? - Noam
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