[b-hebrew] Sholomo and Yedidyah

Yohanan bin-Dawidh yohanan.bin.dawidh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 22:46:58 EDT 2007


Karl,

I hadn't even considered this aspect, but it makes sense. Thanks!

Yohanan bin-Dawidh


On 4/19/07, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yohanan:
>
> I think part of the answer lies in the difference between the Hebrew
> and English definitions of "name". I read this verse with the
> understanding that in Hebrew, "name" had a broader meaning than in
> English, which included references to attributes, not only the formal
> name. So that when the prophet came with the claim that the "name" was
> Yedidyah", he referred to the attribute that Sholomo was beloved of
> YHWH at that time, not that that was his name in the more restrictive
> English sense.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.



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