[b-hebrew] Refidim in exodus 17:1
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Mon Jun 28 18:08:05 EDT 2004
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 22:46:20 +0200 "wattswestmaas"
<wattswestmaas at eircom.net> writes:
> A Quicky, The translation that I have for the place Refidim in
> exodus is:
> ReFiDaH = A Railing as spread out. Can somebody actually enlighten
> please. (I know that it comes from Resh-Peh-dalet) but this does not
> help me
> any further in understanding the place name.
Since it's a place name, I would simply transliterate it. It is
frequently impossible to discern why names became attached to places.
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