[b-hebrew] TORAH SHeOL

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Jun 21 19:34:53 EDT 2004


Dear Chris,

>1.	Please forgive my ignorance (I do not yet have a specialised book for
>this) but is the hebrew word ToRaH a feminine singular active participle
>from the root 'yod resh heh' . If this is correct can anyone explain how the
>'yod' was replaced with a 'tav'?

HH: Do you have a lexicon? TORAH is a noun. It is developed from the 
verb YRH, but it is a noun. There are many ways that nouns can form.

>2.	Is SHeOL (shin alef vav lamed) an infinite constuct derived 
>from the root
>'shin aleph lamed' (To inquire, ask intently, desire)?
>
>  I always apreciate the help so that I can be sure that I am understanding
>things correctly.

HH: The lexicon I have indicates that the derivation of Sheol is 
uncertain. it could be related to the verb ask.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard




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