[b-hebrew] "Opens the Womb" and "Firstborn"
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Thu May 27 16:48:04 EDT 2004
>Are there any meaningful implications that can be drawn from the common use
>of the word: 'BaCHoR' Firstborn and the idea attached to 'PeTeR' as in for
>example 'PeTeR RaCHaM'' at first I thought nothing more of it until I saw
>the Verses from Exodus 13:12-16 where there is constant interchanging
>between the two manners of expressing the 'Firstborn'?
HH: I think they are two slightly different expressions of the same
essential reality. PTR indicates that which first opens or separates
the womb, while BKWR simply stresses being the first-born.
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