[b-hebrew] Zelophehad

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 10:51:47 EST 2010

I saw that explanation; but it accounts for the first three letters of the
name only.

Female insecurity (fear?) about primogeniture has always existed however.
And hence, reverse engineering this name into its roots as I described,
seems reasonable.



fred burlingame

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 12:38 AM, Joseph I. Lauer
<josephlauer at hotmail.com>wrote:

>   Isn't there an explanation for the name meaning "sharp [tasting] caper"
> based on "tselaf" (caper) "had" (sharp)?
>   Joseph I. Lauer
>   Brooklyn, New York

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