[b-hebrew] The root SLH

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Dec 31 09:40:24 EST 2007


I will give you a detailed response, but first explain to me this. SALITA of 
Psalms 119:118 is translated by the NAB as 'reject', [the KJV has it as 
'trodden down']. Is this translation correct, and if yes how do we know it 
to be so?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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> Isaac,
> even if I am not a moderator of this list, I'm wondering what use can be 
> for the listers all this you are writing below.
> Please, be so kind to explain us what use can all this be for b-hebrew 
> list members.
> For instance, what use can be for us in our study to a better knowledge of 
> biblical Hebrew to know that "DALAH", to draw up, can be  -or is--  
> related to "DELET", door, and so on... ?
> Sincerely, I'm not able to understand it.
> I even think that if you do not explain the use we can derive from your 
> lists (in your actual post but also in precedent posts)... you are 
> assuming the risk that moderators ban such messages of yours...
> In which manner can all this be useful for the average member of the list?
> I think you should do very well to explain in what, how, when, why, where 
> all this you offer us can be useful. Otherwise... people on this list will 
> think your messages have no other purpose than to send something, even if 
> it is quite useless, no other purpose than to say you are alive...!
> Be aware of this: my question is absolutely sincere.
> Pere Porta
> Barcelona (Spain)
>> By the equivalence of D, Z, T, Y, S, C, $, T, the root SL is a variant of
>> the roots DL, ZL, TL, YL, SL, CL, $L, TL. The letter L implies that they 
>> all
>> betoken elevation, with the understanding that up and down are 
>> symmetrical;
>> something hang up is actually hanging down and a fallen thing lies over
>> ground. In Hebrew DALAH means 'draw up', but DAL is 'lowly', and ZOL is
>> 'cheap'.
>> We have:
>>>From DL: DALAH, 'draw up', as in Exodus 2:19, DELET, 'door', DLI = 
>> 'bucket', DALIT = DAL-HI)-AT, 'branch', as in Jeremiah 11:16, and DAL,
>> 'lowly, meager'.
>>>From ZL: ZUL, 'pour out ', as in Isaiah 46:6, 'devalue', as in 
>> 1:8, ZLL, 'pile up food, stuffed himself with food, gluttony' as in
>> Deuteronomy 21:20, ZALZAL, 'branch', as in Isaiah 18:5, and )ZL, 'fail,
>> decline, run out', as in Deuteronomy 32:36 and 1 Samuel 9:7.
>>>From TL: TIL, 'throw, fling', as in 1 Samuel 18:11 and Jonah 1:12, TLTL,
>> 'roll over, shake', as in Isaiah 22:17, TAL, 'dew', TALEH, 'lamb', and 
>> TL),
>> 'patch', as in Joshua 9:5.
>>>From YL: )AYAL, 'deer'.
>>>From SL: SL) = SLH, 'worth, value', as in Lamentation 4:2, SLH, 'fling 
>> cast away, reject', as in Psalms 119:118 and Lamentations 1:15, SAL,
>> SALSALAH, 'basket', SLL, 'pile up', M-SIL-AH, MA-SLUL, 'pavement, ramp,
>> trajectory', SULAM, 'ladder', SILON, 'sticking thorn', SELA(, 'rock', 
>> 'sieved flour'.
>>>From CL: C)EL, 'lofty tree, lotus?', as Job 40:21, )CL, 'bestow', as in
>> Genesis 27:36 and Numbers 11:17, )ACIL, 'noble, grand, elevated', as in
>> Exodus 24:11, )ECEL, 'by', CUL-AH, M-CUL-AH, 'depth', as in Exodus 15:5,
>> CLH, 'roast over fire', CLL, 'sink', CLACAL, 'worm', as in Deuteronomy
>> 28:42, CEL, 'shadow, projected patch of darkness', and CELA(, 'edge, 
>> side'.
>>>From $L: $UL, 'margin', as in Exodus 28:33-34, E$EL, 'lofty tree, 
>> as in Genesis 21:33, $)L, 'ask, borrow, draw and extract information',
>> MI-$(OL, 'path, lane', as in Numbers 22:24 , $O(AL, 'palm of the hand,
>> cavity',  as in Isaiah 40:12, $U(AL, 'fox', $)OL, 'ditch, pit, sink', as 
>> in
>> Deuteronomy 32:22, $LH, 'deviate, deceive', as in 2 Kings 4:28, $ILYAH,
>> 'placenta, afterbirth issue', as in Deuteronomy 28:57, $LL, 'heap'. Also
>> possibly the name $A)UL, 'the tall one?'.
>>>From TL: TLH, 'hang, impale', as in Genesis 40:19, TLI, 'hanging gear', 
>> in Genesis 27:3, TALUL = TAL-HU)-L, 'steep, lofty', as in Ezekiel 17:22,
>> TEL, 'mound, heap', as in Deuteronomy 13:17, TALTAL, 'lock, curl, wave', 
>> as
>> in Song of Songs 5:11, TOLA)AT = TOLA)-AT, 'worm', as in Psalms 22:7. 
>> Also
>> possibly (TL, 'lofty, noble, elevated', from the name (ATAL-YAH, as in 2
>> Kings 8:26.
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
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