[b-hebrew] Genesis 20: 1

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Fri Oct 12 17:02:17 EDT 2007


Pere,

Your assumption that the rules of grammar apply to names may be  
wrong. Sorry, but I can not contemplate a biblical name such as he- 
will-laugh.

Isaac Fried, Boston University.

On Oct 12, 2007, at 12:14 PM, <pporta at oham.net> <pporta at oham.net> wrote:

>> If YOKEBED is YHO-KEBED, as correctly pointed out to us by Yigal  
>> [YI- G)AL] and Uri, then why not YOSEP = YHO-SEP?
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> 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.
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> And so,
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Pere Porta
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>> 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?
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>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
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>> On Oct 12, 2007, at 3:40 AM, <pporta at oham.net> <pporta at oham.net>  
>> wrote:
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>>>> 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.
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>>> 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?
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>>> Aren't they a mere prefix to show the imperfective or future  
>>> verb  tense, the same as other hundreds of samples in the Bible?
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>>> Pere Porta
>>> Barcelona (Spain)
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