[b-hebrew] 1446 BCE Exodus ? Apiru/Habiru = Hebrew ?

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Jul 24 18:12:06 EDT 2004


On 24/07/2004 23:06, MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated 7/24/2004 2:14:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
>uhurwitz at yahoo.com writes:
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>>"... the name "Abdul" ..."  --- BTW there's no such name: it is the 
>>word/name ABD plus the aricle Al.... which never stands alone in Arabic. The Alif 
>>drops out in a construct chain.
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>>Uri
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>What about "Abdullah"?  Surely that contains the word for God.
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Yes, it's Abd-ul-(i)Lah, servant of God, just as Allah is al-(i)Lah, 
with the first syllable of ilah = Hebrew eloah = God elided after the 
article prefix al-. Your basic point was correct: abd-ul-X means servant 
of X, but it is meaningless if the X is dropped.


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