[b-hebrew] Carmel: The Town of David's Abigail

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 14:13:27 EST 2009


Jim:

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 6:47 AM, <JimStinehart at aol.com> wrote:

>
> Carmel:  The Town of David's Abigail
>
> Two things:

1) Carmel was not the name of a town, rather of a region. A mountainous
region.

2) The name predates Joshua's invasion, as such, it is possible that in its
original language it had a different meaning than expected from Hebrew.


> KRML is almost certainly KRM + L, where the final lamed/L is a mere suffix.
>
>

This is not Hebrew. Which language is this from?

Such a suffix is found in modern Swiss German, but it's rather a stretch to
find it in bronze age Levant.


> The 3-consonant root is K-R-M.


Again this is a misconception concerning Biblical Hebrew. Not all words come
from a three consonant root. There are several two consonant roots, and
there are a few four consonant roots. The three consonant root is just more
common.


> Jim Stinehart
> Evanston, Illinois
>

Karl W. Randolph.



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