[b-hebrew] figurative vs. literal
tensorpath at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 18:41:37 EST 2010
sounds good to me ...;
but in that event, we experience a long journey indeed, from:
a. concrete root meaning "elevation;" to,
b. abstract usages in strong's numbers:
i. 408 = "not;"
ii. 413 = "to;"
iii. 428 = "these."
Such abstraction tends to reinforce my conclusion that much of the language
intended for use as metaphor (in addition to literal meaning.).
p.s. ... does strong's number 408 represent a deficient usage of strong's
number 3808, לא ?
On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
> In my Humble opinion the single-consonant Hebrew root L signifies
> loftiness, elevation (or elongation). Every Hebrew root containing L
> contains reference to this basic concept.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> > The two little letters )L combined in this manner, enjoy a wide
> > horizontal & vertical range of meaning, depending on context; presence
> or absence of vowels; plural or singular; differing shades
> pronunciation; etc. Witness strong's numbers 352, 408, 410, 411, 413,
> 414, 421, 422, 423, 424, 428, 430, 433. Does not this word flexibility
> imply the two halves of the language; the one literal; the other
> > regards,
> > fred burlingame
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