[b-hebrew] Hiram Hirom Huram

Yodan yodan at yodanco.com
Mon Jul 16 21:53:16 EDT 2012

Hello Will,

Thank you for responding.... regarding the second syllable - does the LXX show it as RAM or ROM in the three cases? Does it "track" the Hebrew - or uses a single vowel sound (RAM? ROM?) for all three?


-----Original Message-----
From: Will Parsons [mailto:wbparsons at alum.mit.edu] 
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 6:17 PM
To: yodan at yodanco.com
Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Hiram Hirom Huram

An additional note below...

On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:56:33 -0400 (EDT), Will Parsons <wbparsons at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Hi Yodan,
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:26:49 -0700, "Yodan" <yodan at yodanco.com> wrote:
>> Shalom to all,
>> Can someone who is able to read the Greek LXX help me out with the
>> names HIRAM, HIROM, and HURAM (as these names are transliterated
>> from Hebrew).
>> How do they appear in the LXX - like in Hebrew, or are all of them
>> Hiram as I have been told?
>> HIRAM - in II Samuel 5:17.
> I think you mean 5:11, but it is Χιραμ/Chiram.
>> HIROM - in I Kings 5:24.
> Likewise Χιραμ/Chiram.
>> HURAM - in I Chronicles 8:5.
> I see Ωιμ/Oïm.  Quite different.  It does suggest that the first vowel
> was a back vowel (like [o] or [u]) rather the front vowel [i] of the
> other forms.  The lack of the initial Χ/chi of the other forms may be
> an indication that the older distinction between two pronunciations of
> heth had now been merged into one - the lighter of the two.

I sent off the reply too soon.  In the /apparatus criticus/,
ουραμ/Ouram is also cited with the notation "compl." (which I assume
is an abbreviation for "complures"), and which is a close match to the
Hebrew form (again, assuming the harsher pronunciation of heth had
fallen together with the lighter).

William Parsons
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