[b-hebrew] Early and late biblical Hebrew

David Steinberg david.l.steinberg at rogers.com
Fri Nov 25 14:09:33 EST 2011

I am not sure what the question is.

Basically the root QNY in BH is common in the sense of "purchase" and 
rare in the sense of "create"(Gen 14:22) which is also found in Phoenecian.

In spite of modern Europeanized pronunciations (see 
http://www.houseofdavid.ca/anc_heb_5.htm#prob2 ) Q was not confused with 
K in Biblical Hebrew (see 
http://www.adath-shalom.ca/history_of_hebrew2.pdf ) and any historic 
link between QNY and KNS is most unlikely - they do not have even one 
phoneme in common.

David Steinberg

On 25/11/2011 9:20 AM, Isaac Fried wrote:
> QNIZY may be a variant of KNISY כניסי from the root KNS
> כנס 'collect', the same way that PRIZI is from the root
> פרש, פרד ,פרס, פרז, פרץ 'spread out'.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Nov 24, 2011, at 6:37 PM, jimstinehart at aol.com 
> <mailto:jimstinehart at aol.com> wrote:
>> QN-Z-Y at Genesis 15: 19

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