[b-hebrew] figurative vs. literal

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 09:33:21 EST 2010


Hello Isaac:

Do you think that this serabit el-khadim inscription represents the
predecessor to the current hebrew alphabet?

And in particular, the letter "L" or lamed? Does it signify a staff or
branch?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Sinaitic_alphabet

regards,

fred burlingame

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 1:53 AM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:

> 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
>



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