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

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Tue Sep 27 11:26:28 EDT 2011


Dear George,

There may something to what David is saying. The tribe of Benjamin had quite a
few warriors who were left-handed; see Judges 3:12; 20:16. In fact, both
passages have the phrase, "itter yad yamin" which has the idea of "bound of the
right hand" = left-handed.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Athas" <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>
To: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:47 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Names of Rachel's Second-Born Son


> David Kolinsky wrote:
>
> "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, what's your evidence for this? I'm intrigued by the suggestion, but my
initial reaction is 'no'. I'd need some specific evidence for this take. Can you
cite anything for this, then?
>
>
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Director of Postgraduate Studies,
> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
> Sydney, Australia
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