yodan at yodanco.com
Wed Sep 14 21:27:18 EDT 2011
Maybe Hebrew speakers (like myself) are influenced by modern (spoken?)
Hebrew, where AKHBAR = mouse, HULDA = rat?
From: K Randolph [mailto:kwrandolph at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:56 PM
To: yodan at yodanco.com
Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org; kenneth greifer
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Caleb
Rivka, and others:
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 8:49 PM, Yodan <yodan at yodanco.com> wrote:
Being a woman whose first name is Biblical, I'm especially interested in
Biblical women and have never been too happy with the name Hulda = rat.
Where do you get the idea that Hulda means rat?
We find in 1 Samuel that the word for rat is עכבר in reference to an
apparent outbreak of bubonic plague.
The Biblical Hebrew dictionaries I bought indicate that חלד is a mole.
So I am puzzled.
The word Holed = rat appears only once (Lev 11:29).
However, the word Heled = world or lifetime appears 5 times (e.g. Psalms
So, perhaps the names Hulda and Heled are related to Heled = world or
I suspect that this is more accurate.
Karl W. Randolph.
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