[b-hebrew] Apiru/Habiru revisited...
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Mon Jan 12 19:49:11 EST 2009
Have a look at the following:
Rainey, Anson F. 1987. Review of Oswald Loretz, Habiru-Hebräer. Eine
sozio-linguistiche Studie über die Herkunft des Gentiliziums ‘ibrî vom
Appellativum habiru. Journal of the American Oriental Society 107: 539-541.
Rainey, Anson F. 1995. “Unruly Elements in Late Bronze Canaanite
Society.” Pages 481-496 in Pomegranates and Golden Bells: Studies in
Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor
of Jacob Milgrom. Edited by David P. Wright, David N. Freedman, and Avi
Hurvitz. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.
Rainey, Anson F. 2002. “The ‘Amârnah Texts a Century after Flinders
Petrie.” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 39: 44-75.
> Good day to all!
> I have been reading posting to this group only for some weeks now.
> Quite likely, the issue had been touched on before...
> In a nutshell,
> Is there any final consensus on the connection/lack-of-connection between the Habiru/Apiru and the ancient Hebrews, and,
> Is there any final consensus on the origins of the word in Semetic languages (to my understanding related to the root Ayin-Phei-Reish-- as in "dust", the dusty or dusty feet ones... Or is it related to Ayin-Beth-Reish, as the bible claims, namely standing for "trans"--those who have arrived from trans river or even desert etc.)
> Is there any final consensus on the the label's incorporation into Egyptian usage?
> Gad Za"k
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