[b-hebrew] "Opens the Womb" and "Firstborn"

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu May 27 18:11:30 EDT 2004

The basic meaning of P+R is "broken open". It appears sometimes as a verb
"patar". The form "peter" appears ONLY in connection to the first born -
first that "breaks open" the womb. Interestingly, animals are called
"peter". Only humans are "peter-rexem". Perhaps only a human womb is a true

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Subject: [b-hebrew] "Opens the Womb" and "Firstborn"

> Are there any meaningful implications that can be drawn from the common
> 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'?
> Any comments are always appreciated.
> greetings to everyone of one of you
> Thankyou  Chris,  from Ireland.
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