[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:
> 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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