[b-hebrew] Judges 4:11 & Joshua 15:57

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sun Apr 17 13:33:14 EDT 2005

On 17/04/2005 06:35, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:

>Would it be reasonable to suggest that Heber is related to Hebron, not
>far from the identified site of Qain (en-Nebi Yaqin) in Judges 5:24? ...

This Arabic name is of interest to the question. It seems that Arabs 
linked this place to a prophet (Nebi), probably considering it to be his 
burial place, but the name of the prophet, Yaqin, is not the normal 
Arabic, or Islamic, name of Cain, i.e Qabil, nor is it a simple 
transliteration of the Hebrew Qayin. So, in Arabic tradition, who was 
this Yaqin?

Peter Kirk
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