[b-hebrew] Genesis 31: 47: What Foreign Language Is That?
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 09:10:45 EST 2007
On Nov 19, 2007 4:03 PM, Jim Stinehart wrote:
> Yigal Levin wrote: "The various books of the Bible are written in the
> language of their
> intended audience, with occasional reference to someone, usually a
> non-Israelite, speaking strangely or in a foreign language, such as Laban's
> "yegar sahaduta"…."
> What language is "yegar sahaduta" at Genesis 31: 47?
> Is it Hurrian? Is it Aramaic? Are these Hurrian words written in Aramaic?
> Or is this classic Aramaic, with no Hurrian influence? Other possibilities
> might be Hittite, Assyrian, or Akkadian. Or are these made up words, not
> from an actual foreign language? These words clearly are intended to be
> non-Hebrew words.
> Any help anyone could give me on this would be greatly appreciated.
It is Aramaic. I doubt that there is 'Hurrian influence.'
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