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

R. Lehmann lehmann at uni-mainz.de
Fri Dec 10 04:30:27 EST 2010


For olam, see:

Herbert Niehr, Zur Semantik von nordwestsemitisch ˓lm als 'Unterwelt'  
und 'Grab', in: Ana šadî Labnani lu allik, Festschrift Wiolfgang  
Röllig, Neukirchen 1997, p. 295-305, esp. 295

and what is written on the prepositional construction possibilities of  
olam by Ernst Jenni in THAT II, 1979, 228-243, esp. 229.

Consider also the meaning and function of b-olam in the Ahirom  
sarcophagus inscription:
Reinhard G. Lehmann, Die Inschrift(en) des A˛ırΩm-Sarkophags und  
die Schachtinschrift des Grabes v in Jbeil (Byblos), Mainz: Zabern  
2005 (Forschungen zur phönizisch-punischen und zyprischen Plastik, hg.  
von Renate Bol, II.1. Dynastensarkophage mit szenischen Reliefs aus  
Byblos und Zypern Teil I.2), p. 27-30.

Reinhard G. Lehmann

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Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann
Academic Director
Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
FB 01/ Faculty of Protestant Theology
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
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> Message: 20
> Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 23:28:25 -0500
> From: Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>
> To: Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com>
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] one-to-one rendering of olam (was: Song of
> 	Songs	1:12)
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> I am sorry, but in my humble opinion, "proto-Semitic" is a legend. A
> very deep Ayin may indeed come close to a G or even an R.
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> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
> On Dec 9, 2010, at 10:41 PM, Uri Hurwitz wrote:
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>>
>>  Sorry, these are two different roots. The first is
>> indeed (LM.
>>   The second is derived from the root GHayin LM.
>> The proto-Semitic Ghayin was written already in the
>> ancient paleo-Hebrew script with the same letter that
>> served the letter (YIN.
>>
>>  Compare the name of the city (azah. To this day
>> the ancient pronounciation is preserved in the English
>> spelling Ghaza, and, of course, in normal Arabic
>> spoken and written use where it retains a separate letter.
>>
>>    Uri Hurwitz                              Greay Neck, NY
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>> As I have already observed the word OLAM ( ???? ) is of the root
>> (LM ( ??? ), which certainly can not mean 'hidden, secrete,
>> conceal'. To wit: this is also the root of ELEM and ALMAH ( ???,
>> ???? ), 'young adults', which are not hidden, and have nothing to
>> hide.
>>
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University








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