[b-hebrew] names made simple
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 18:10:47 EST 2010
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 4:32 PM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hello all:
> Do not Leah & Rachel instruct that one should look to the verb from whence
> it was hewn, for proper understanding of all names?
> genesis 29:32-35; 30: 6, 8, 11, 13, 18, 20, 24.
No, just for the names of their sons.
Other names may not be directly derived from the contexts, though often are
understandable from their contexts, e.g. 1 Samuel 1:20 where the name means
“God placed him” because Hannah “asked for him”.
> Reference to other languages and theories complex, unnecessary?
For Hebrew names—true. For other Semitic names, true within their languages.
> fred burlingame
Karl W. Randolph.
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