[b-hebrew] Mishkan

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 20:17:32 EDT 2012


Yigal:


The word is used well over 100 times in Tanakh, so there must be some times
where it is used for human habitations, such as:

Numbers 24:5
Isaiah 32:18
Jeremiah 30:18
Jeremiah 51:30
Habakkuk 1:6
Psalm 87:2
Job 18:21
Job 21:28
Job 39:6
Song of Songs 1:8

(these just from a quick electronic search)

I would be surprised if there are not more, several more.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Yigal Levin <Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il> wrote:

> Hello all,
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> The noun mishkan literally means "dwelling", from the verbal root $KN.
> However in almost all cases, the noun is used specifically in connection
> with God's dwelling, be it the desert tabernacle/tent of meeting, the
> Jerusalem temple, or even God's heavenly abode. However in Num. 16:24 and
> 27, it is used to mean the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, which are
> referred to as "tents" everywhere else (for example in verse 26).
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> So the question is, does anyone know of any other place in the Bible in
> which the noun mishkan is used to refer to a human dwelling?
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> Thanks,
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> Yigal Levin
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> Dr. Yigal Levin
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> The Israel and Golda Koschitzky
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> Department of Jewish History
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> Bar-Ilan University
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> Ramat Gan. 52900
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> ISRAEL
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> Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
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