[b-hebrew] צלפחד

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Dec 26 01:14:31 EST 2010

With names there are various possibilitis, among them CLAP-XAD, and there
is indeed CALAP in Neh. 3:30. The roor CLP came into use in post-biblical
Hebrew, in the sense, I believe, of 'draw-out' (in modern Hebrew
literature CALAP is a 'sharp shooter').
The root CLP is a variant, methinks, of the roots (I am unable at the
present time to use Hebrew script)
DLP, ZLP, TLP (with a tet), YLP, SLP, CLP, SHLP.
Hence CLAP-XAD is possibly 'the drawer-out (SHALAP) of a sharp (XAD) one'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

Said Fred:

> Hello all:
> The etymology of this name = strong's 6738 + 6343? "shadow of fear?"
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Daughters_of_Zelophehad.jpg
> Any suggestions would be welcomed.
> regards,
> fred burlingame
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