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

David Kolinsky yishalom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 26 10:41:21 EDT 2011

As far as I understand, at least from a Jewish religious perspective, YMiN did not mean "right" but rather "dominant."  In other words,  the YMiN of a left dominant individual would be his left hand.


David Kolinsky
Monterey, CA

--- On Mon, 9/26/11, Ishinan <ishinan at comcast.net> wrote:

From: Ishinan <ishinan at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Names of Rachel's Second-Born Son
To: jimstinehart at aol.com
Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011, 6:01 AM


My advice to you is to explore the field of Semitic teknonymy in depth. It 
will help your research tremendously and avoid the pitfall of looking at 
Biblical Hebrew with modern eyes, as this can be very deceptive.


Ishinan Ishibashi

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