[b-hebrew] Aaron & the Ark

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Aug 20 07:03:39 EDT 2005

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 2:06:30 -0400 <tladatsi at charter.net> writes:
> Hello,
> Is there some connection between *the ark* (Ha A Ro N) and 
> *Aaron* (A Ha Ro N).  They are anagrams.  
> I have seen no clear derivation of Aaron.
> The derivation of ark I have read ARAH - *to gather *, then 
> an ark is place to gather things together.  What rule makes 
> a noun with an -ON ending from a weak root?  Or is this not 
> a real derivation?
> Any thoughts?  
> Jack Tladatsi

In Hebrew Aaron is )H:aRoN and ark is ):aRoWN.  In other words, the
Hebrew word for "ark" lacks the Heh which appears as the second radical
of Aaron.  It is therefore not an anagram.


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