[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest,worship serve

dwashbur at nyx.net dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Nov 28 13:37:59 EST 2009

I'm not going to go around and around on this.  Obviously you're entitled to your opinion; I 
got with the experts that I have read and the evidence from the actual Ugaritic texts that I've 
read.  Grammatically, it makes sense. I know not everybody accepts it, and that's okay with 
me.  I happen to.

On 28 Nov 2009 at 9:38, K Randolph wrote:

> Dave:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 6:53 PM, <dwashbur at nyx.net> wrote:
> >
> > Actually, the biggest problem with the word for "worship" that
> this guy is
> > talking about has
> > always been the infixed shin and tau, but the very same word in
> the same
> > root appears with
> > the same meaning in Ugaritic, which would seem to show that
> there's another
> > root XWH that
> > appears in this "hishtaph`el" stem with the meaning "bow down"
> etc.  See
> > e.g. Holladay's
> > lexicon and most of the literature on Ugaritic.
> >
> > Dave Washburn
> >
> > One question for me is, were $XH and $XX separate words in
> Biblical Hebrew?
> Both refer to the same physical action. One is listed in the
> hitpael, the
> other in other binyanim.
> As for Ugaritic, the date of its writing vary by up to six
> centuries
> depending on which historian you ask, but the biggest issue is that
> it is a
> cognate language. One of the signs of cognate languages is that
> though
> similar, they are different: different grammar, similar sounding
> vocabulary
> can have very different meanings, and so forth. There is no evidence
> in
> Hebrew of this "histaph´el" stem, making this Ugaritic
> evidence moot.
> Karl W. Randolph.
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Dave Washburn


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