[b-hebrew] Caleb

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Tue Sep 13 23:29:56 EDT 2011

Notice that KELEB, 'dog', and KLUB, 'cage, basket', (as in Jer.  
5:27), are both from the root KLB. In 1Ch. 2:9 we find the name  
KLUBAY. As I see it, there is no compelling reason to relate the name  
KALEB to 'dog'. All we can say about it is that it appears to contain  
the root KLB.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Sep 13, 2011, at 11:08 PM, kenneth greifer wrote:

> Is there even a one in a billion chance that the word Caleb in  
> Hebrew did not mean "dog", but had other vowels?

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