[b-hebrew] Genesis 20: 1
pporta at oham.net
pporta at oham.net
Fri Oct 12 12:14:49 EDT 2007
> If YOKEBED is YHO-KEBED, as correctly pointed out to us by Yigal [YI-
> G)AL] and Uri, then why not YOSEP = YHO-SEP?
If in some cases -Yokedeb, Yoel, Yonathan- the YO refers to the name of
Israel's God, this does not allow us to state that the initial YO -or
better YWO- of every word whose head is YO (YWO) refers to it.
1. YWOS"P (Gen 30:24) marks the Hiph'il imperfect, 3rd person singular
masculine = he will cause to increase.
2. YWOL"K (Dt 28:36) marks the Hiph'il imperfect, 3rd person singular
masculine = he will cause to go, to walk.
3. YWONEH (Eze 18:7) marks the Hiph'il imperfect, 3rd person singular
masculine = he will cause to oppres, he will oppress.
This YWO is the typical prefix for the Hiph'il imperfect, 3rd person sing,
masc. of verbs Peh"Yod and of a few other that follow their path.
> I tend to think that the -HA- added to )ABRAM, Genesis 17:5, and the - AH
> added to SARAIY, Genesis 17:15, are also in honor of a holy name. While
> at it I also notice the resemblance of )ABRAM and (AMRAM, Exodus 6:18.
> I suspect that the -YA- of the name MIRYAM, Exodus, 15-20, is also of
> this nature. Otherwise what is the meaning of this curious name MIRYAM?
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Oct 12, 2007, at 3:40 AM, <pporta at oham.net> <pporta at oham.net> wrote:
>>> I feel uneasy with the interpretation of the -YAMIN part of the name
>>> BINYAMIN as the right hand side [namely the YEMENITE]. I tend to
>>> think that YAMIN = YAH-)AMIN, with YA =YAH being a reference to the
>>> God of the Hebrews.
>>> After all both his father YA-(AKOB and his
>>> grandfather YI-CXAQ had such a reference in their names, methinks.
>> Do you really think that the Y of YA-(AKOB and the Y of YI-CXAQ are a
>> reference to the name of Israel's God?
>> Aren't they a mere prefix to show the imperfective or future verb tense,
>> the same as other hundreds of samples in the Bible?
>> Pere Porta
>> Barcelona (Spain)
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