[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 
> me
> 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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