[b-hebrew] names made simple

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 18:10:47 EST 2010


Fred:

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.

>
> regards,
>
> fred burlingame
>

Karl W. Randolph.



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