[b-hebrew] The islands

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Jun 8 18:21:27 EDT 2004

On 08/06/2004 10:45, VC wrote:

>I'm referring to the dictionaries of living Hebrew, like Shapiro or
>Steinberg, not a Tanakhic dictionary with speculative interpretations
>instead of the established meanings.
>Vadim Cherny
Well, maybe the word has changed its meaning in the last 2500 years or 
however many it is since Isaiah and Jeremiah wrote. As someone has 
already mentioned, many Shakespearean English words have completely 
changed their meanings in just 400 years. These changes happen in every 
language. So we need to look at a dictionary of the meanings current in 
the original authors' time, not a dictionary of modern Hebrew.

Peter Kirk
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