[b-hebrew] Verbal Root - CHET-RESH-MEM

Reinier de Blois r.de.blois at solcon.nl
Tue Jun 8 03:30:43 EDT 2004


I did, yes. Why? This is exactly the place that shows that something
that is XEREM belongs to God and can never be used by ordinary people
again. It is most QADOSH.

Reinier

> YES, BUT did you read verse 28 of lev chapter 27
> 
> Regards Chris.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Dear Chris,
> 
> 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.
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Reinier
> 
> > -----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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