[b-hebrew] puns and names

kenneth greifer greifer at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 11 20:42:40 EDT 2008

I am not sure, but I think that you are sometimes taking names of places and changing the letters to sound more like the places listed in the Amarna letters or other Egyptian records so that you can say those places in the patriarchal narratives are really the places listed in the Egyptian records. I think you are using the puns as a way to change the spellings of the words to fit the other words you want them to sound like.
If the writer of these names wanted them to be puns you would either not have to change any letters or you would do it in a way that follows a pattern ( I guess.) I don't know where you came up with the letter change patterns that you use all the time. You add and drop letters in a way that no one else knows to see these puns, but somehow I think you do it to fit the Egyptian words. Do you see the puns first or do you change the letters in order to fit the Egyptian words in the Egyptian records? If you are intentionally fixing the words to fit places in the Egyptian records then you are not really seeing puns, but maybe using that as a secondary proof that these original Hebrew words should be re-spelled in a way that fits the Egyptian records.
Kenneth Greifer
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