[b-hebrew] HALOT Etymologies

Arnaud Fournet fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Sun Dec 5 14:59:25 EST 2010

From: <JimStinehart at aol.com>
> Professor Yigal Levin:
> You wrote:  “Who in the world said that HALOT was perfect? But as Isaac
> said, etymologies of names is often problematic. The names you list below 
> are
> obviously not Hebrew. If you are now going to tell us that in Hurrian they
> all make sense and that they are all pinpoint accurate in the fourteenth
> century BCE, please don’t bother. We believe you.”
> That is the greatest compliment I ever got in my entire life.

I read it as a polite though ironic request not to defend that point of 

Arnaud Fournet 

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