[b-hebrew] Gen22:13 YHWHYiReH

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Sun Aug 14 20:59:27 EDT 2005


We learn from a Midrash:

"The original name of the place was Shalem - the name given it by 
Shem, son of Noah - whom the sages identify with Malchitzedek, king 
of Jerusalem.  After the Akeidah, Abraham called it Yireh.  In 
deference to both Shem and Abraham, G-d synthesized both names and 
called it Yerushalayim"

Shoshanna


>In Gen22:13 Abraham names a place YHWHYireh. In BHS this is pointed 
>as Y:HWaHYiR)eH. Do we know where this
>place was? Has the name of the place been preserved? Is this 
>pointing original or a masoretic substitution?
>
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