[b-hebrew] Dying, you will die Gen 2:17
peter at qaya.org
Fri Apr 13 11:55:48 EDT 2007
On 13/04/2007 15:43, davidfentonism at aim.com wrote:
> Hello Peter:
> I must disagree that the word plays work outside of Hebrew (whatever
> version) and I have been explicity been shown why not which is an
> explanation beyond my ability to reproduce here except descriptively
> as I have prior. Even in the Aramaic it is not the same. You can view
> the Peshitta online (http://www.standardversion.org/index-aesv.php).
I can't speak for Aramaic, but I know that Arabic has all the following
words, not sure of all the spellings:
آدم 'âdam = "human being"; "Adam"
آدمة 'âdama(t) = not "ground" but "skin"
حوّا ḥawwâ = "Eve"
حىّ ḥyy = "live"
انسان 'insân = "man"
ناس nâs = "people"
انثى unthay (?) = "woman"
So almost the same word plays work. This implies that they are common at
least to West Semitic, although perhaps 'adama has not survived in all
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