[b-hebrew] Interchangeable letters

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 02:07:28 EDT 2007


Dear Isaac:

That's what I like about this list, the give an take allows
opportunities for learning, if one is not too busy advancing an
agenda.

On 10/23/07, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
> Karl,
>
> Are you certain that $LX "is sending away, out of the immediate
> presence"? What about $ALAX YADO, "lay hands" of Exodus 22:7, or
> Genesis 22:12? And $OLXIM ET HA-ZMORAH EL APAM, "put the branch to
> their nose", of Ezekiel 8:17?
>
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
But not even here the concept of $LX is sending out, in the case of a
hand being sent out to affect another's life or property, and in the
latter an aromatic branch is being sent out (from the plant) to the
noses to cover a stench?

Karl W. Randolph.

> On Oct 23, 2007, at 10:29 AM, K Randolph wrote:
>
> > Yigal:
> >
> > The actions are different.
> >
> > On 10/22/07, Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
> >>> Yigal,
> >>>
> >>> How about $LX, 'send away' and $LK, 'fling away', are they not
> >>> "similar
> >>> words with the same or a very similar meaning" to warrant  the
> >>> consideration of X and K as "interchangeable"?
> >>>
> >>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> >>>
> >> Worth thinking about. The similarity in what we think of as the
> >> meaning my
> >> be a secondary development. Thanks for bringing it to my
> >> attention. Ideas,
> >> anyone?
> >>
> >> Yigal Levin
> >
> > In the case of $LX, the action is sending away, out of the immediate
> > presence. While the objects sent away are quite dissimilar, the basic
> > action, namely that of sending away, applies to all.
> >
> > $LK has more the idea of depositing, setting down to a specific place,
> > an action that is sometimes accomplished by throwing, other times by
> > gently laying down.
> >
> > The two actions are very different, I see no reason to consider that
> > this could be an example where the X and K were interchangeable in
> > Biblical Hebrew.
> >
> > Karl W. Randolph.



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