[b-hebrew] Names of Rachel's Second-Born Son

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Sep 25 20:43:52 EDT 2011

A Hebrew personal name is not a grammatically structured word. YOSEP  
need not be from the root YSP, but is reasonably the compound YO-SEP  
with the theophoric component YO = YA, as in YA-AQOB.
One may equally well partition BENYAMIYN as BEN-YA-AMIYN.
I can hardly see a mother in her right mind calling her child Son-of- 
my-right-hand (hand made?), or Look-a-son, or He-will-laugh, ect.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Sep 25, 2011, at 7:29 PM, jimstinehart at aol.com wrote:

>  “Son of my Right Hand” -- Ben-Jamin

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