[b-hebrew] Definite articles and proper names in B-Hebrew

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 16:16:59 EDT 2009

James Christian wrote:
> I think you are referring to ויהי איש אחד מן הרמתים צופים which is commonly
> translates as 'And there was a certain man from Ramathaim-Zophim'. I'm
> guessing that you are trying to point out that Ramathaim-Zophim is a proper
> name and yet is used with a definite article?

I have seen this explained (by Malbim, IIRC) that "the Ramathaim" were
twin towns named Ramath.

—Joel Salomon

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