[b-hebrew] one-to-one rendering of olam (was: Song of Songs 1:12)

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Dec 9 22:13:03 EST 2010


As I have already observed the word OLAM ( עולם ) is of the root  
(LM ( עלם ), which certainly can not mean 'hidden, secrete,  
conceal'. To wit: this is also the root of ELEM and ALMAH ( עלם,  
עלמה ), 'young adults', which are not hidden, and have nothing to  
hide.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Dec 9, 2010, at 7:44 PM, fred burlingame wrote:

> Applying the rabbi's rule to the phrase at hand: i read it to mean:  
> "until
> concealed" or "until hidden," no more .. and no less ....




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