[b-hebrew] MDBR vs. YSYMWN
kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Jan 2 08:40:35 EST 2006
The distinction that I see is that a Y$YMWN is a desolated
place, while a MDBR is a place typified by thorns and
stingers. The latter is because MDBR as a word is related
to words meaning to sting, poke or injure with a sharp
object; bee (which has a stinger); thorn and pestilence.
Usually such places are also desolated, hence the two
terms can often describe the same places.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: tladatsi at charter.net
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [b-hebrew] MDBR vs. YSYMWN
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 21:29:50 +0000
> I have a question. Is there a difference in meaning
> between MDBR (Midbar) and YSYMWN (Yeshimon)? At least one
> lexicon indicates that MDBR is a savannah / grasslands
> suitable for grazing while while YSYMWN is a desolate
> desert. However, in practice the two seem to be used
> interchangeably (Obviously, there is a town named Yeshimon
> in Judea but let's ignore that for this discussion). They
> are both often used to describe the same location (e.g.
> Sinai) and have been translated into English using the same
> words (wilderness, wasteland, desert). How much overlap in
> their semantic domaine is there between these two words?
> Jack Tladatsi
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