[b-hebrew] HALOT Etymologies

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Fri Dec 3 08:58:20 EST 2010

On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 01:58:30PM -0500, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:
> HALOT Etymologies
> We are often told that HALOT’s etymologies of Biblical Hebrew words and 
> names are the finest that have ever been done in 3,000 years.  Yet when I look 
> in HALOT for etymologies of some of my favorite Biblical names, here is what 
> I find:
> 1.  (N-R at Genesis 14: 13:  “n.m.”  Is that the finest etymology ever 
> done of this Biblical name?
> 2.  QNZ-Y at Genesis 15: 19:  “name of a tribe, meaning unexplained”.  That
> ’s the finest etymology there is?

"Whereof one cannot speak, one must pass over in silence."
                                               --- Ludwig Wittgenstein

(Or more exactly in German: "Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss
 man schweigen." :-) )

Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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EA 355:001  DU DU DU DU
EA 355:002  TU TU TU TU
EA 355:003  NU NU NU NU NU NU NU
EA 355:004  NA NA NA NA NA

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