[b-hebrew] Verbal Root - CHET-RESH-MEM
Reinier de Blois
r.de.blois at solcon.nl
Mon Jun 7 14:23:55 EDT 2004
I doubt whether Ch-R-M is part of the same semantic domain as "to curse"
at all, even though some translations render CHEREM as "curse" in some
contexts. It may be closer to Q-D-SH (see Lev. 27:21,28; Num 18:14).
By the way, since CH-R-M means death for living creatures the idea of
being separated from God is not entirely absent.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wattswestmaas [mailto:wattswestmaas at eircom.net]
> Sent: maandag 7 juni 2004 18:52
> To: Reinier de Blois; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Verbal Root - CHET-RESH-MEM
> Thankyou Jullie and Reiner,
> Can I then assume that it would be not in keeping with this
> understanding of 'CH-R-M' to use this word to mean: "cut off
> from God"? As this would present a paradoxical perspective in
> view of the other verbs that are commonly used to express
> being "cursed" which clearly mean - 'seperated from God'.
> My intention is not to be pedantic but to appreciate how on
> the one hand a person or thing is "consecrated to God for
> destruction" and on the other hand "seperated from God" which
> leads also to the same outcome.
> Regards Chris.
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