[b-hebrew] Pharaoh Khepera'a in Jeremiah 44:30

Arnaud Fournet fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jul 26 23:45:30 EDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Parsons" <wbparsons at alum.mit.edu>
To: <klriley at alphalink.com.au>
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Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Pharaoh Khepera'a in Jeremiah 44:30

> On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:46:54 +1000, Kevin Riley <klriley at alphalink.com.au> 
> wrote:
>>  Egyptian kh could not be represented by Greek X until after it had 
>> changed
>>  from an aspirated stop to a fricative.
> This is contradicted by the rendering of the Old Kingdom Pharaoh known in
> English as Khufu in Greek as Χέοψ/Cheops.  Both Cheops and Apries are 
> found
> in Herodotus, so why there would be a difference in how Egyptian ḫ/kh is
> rendered is not clear.
> -- 
> Will Parsons

Apries has aleph as initial, so there is no contradiction.

The point is Apries has nothing to do with kheper: it's from 'b râ = 

Arnaud Fournet 

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