[b-hebrew] Caleb

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 20:55:50 EDT 2011


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).
>
>
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> However, the word Heled = world or lifetime appears 5 times (e.g. Psalms
> 42:20).
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> So, perhaps the names Hulda and Heled are related to Heled = world or
> lifetime.
>
> I suspect that this is more accurate.

>
>
> Rivka Sherman-Gold
>
> Yodan Publishing
>
>
> Karl W. Randolph.


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