[b-hebrew] Root of words is the original meaning?
hisnibbs at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 14 13:21:15 EST 2008
am I right in thinking that when I read that the root of a hebrew word
is such and such,
that was it's original; meaning, before the klanguage developed and was
applied to other things?
Perhaps you could also comment on this particular example I was
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours),
(from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or
figuratively (a space of time
defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially): - age, . . .
*So, originally it signified 12 hours, but was later used to mean a
longer period of time.*
e.g. 1:- Gen.2:4* *"in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the
it has the preposition /be/ before /yom/, _unlike_ in Gen.1
As such it is an idiom for "when"
e.g. 2:- "in the day /(b-yom)/ that the Lord spake with Moses in mount
Sinai. " (Num.3:1)
. .though it seems from the amount of detail Moses brought down that
God was speaking to him for more than one day, he was gone for 40 days.
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