[b-hebrew] SRB and SLWN, any clues from cognate languages?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 13:25:34 EST 2007

These two words are used only in Ezekiel. SRB is used only in 2:6 and SLWN
used both there and in 28:24. Known words used in parallel with them are
scorpion in 2:6 and thorn bush in 28:24. In 28:24 SLWN appears to be the
cause of infection.
SLWN looks like it comes from the same root as SLH, used in Psalm 119:118,
some sort of meaning connected with despising.

Are there any more clues as to the meaning of these words?

Karl W. Randolph.

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