[b-hebrew] figurative vs. literal
if at math.bu.edu
Sun Dec 19 02:53:30 EST 2010
It is certainly a good distance from the primitive Hebrew root L to EL
ELION. AL and LO are, methinks, in the sense of 'off'.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
> 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
> intended for use as metaphor (in addition to literal meaning.).
> fred burlingame,
> p.s. ... does strong's number 408 represent a deficient usage of strong's
> number 3808, ×× ?
> 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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