[b-hebrew] Leviticus 20:17

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 10:20:57 EDT 2009


On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Ishinan <ishinan at comcast.net> wrote:
> Proto- Semitic * lqH.  has the primary sense of impregnation. Hence the
> Hebrew "lqkh" does not mean to rape or to take in marriage, but simply to
> impregnate.  In other Semitic languages the term can also be used in the
> sense of fecundating palm trees.
> Ishinan Ishibashi
> This looks like a perfect example of the etymological fallacy. What’s
worse, it is taking from a language whose very existence is speculative, not

It also shows the fallacy of relying on cognate languages, as their meanings
can be very different than Hebrew.

Karl W. Randolph.

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