[b-hebrew] Dying, you will die Gen 2:17
peter at qaya.org
Fri Apr 13 06:13:33 EDT 2007
On 13/04/2007 06:08, davidfentonism at aim.com wrote:
> We know the one language (Beresheis 2:19) was Hebrew because Adam's very name derives from Hebrew (adamah); the 2 names he gave to Eve (Chava comes from chai/life) were Hebrew and only makes sense in Hebrew. He also called her isha (woman) because she was taken from the ish (man). (See Beresheis 2:23, 3:20 and Midrash Beresheis Rabbah 38).
No, actually these word plays work just as well in Arabic and probably
other Semitic languages. So, even if there is any validity to this line
of argument, the most it can be used to prove is that the original
language was Semitic.
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