[b-hebrew] Mishkan

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sat Jun 23 22:52:43 EDT 2012

The root שכן $KN, 'rest, settle, linger, spread over, abate' is  
related to the double consonant roots שח $X (Is. 2:11), then to  
שחין $XIYN, 'eczema', (Ex. 9:10). Also to שך $K (Ester 2:1).  
Also to סך SK (Ps. 42:5, Ruth 3:3). Also to SX, and then to סחי  
SXIY, 'muck, deposit', (Lam. 3:45). It is also related to שקע $Q(,  
'sink down, settle down' (Nu 11:2).

It is also related to סכן SKN from which we have סוכן SOKEN  
(Is. 22:15), סוכנת SOKENET (1Ki 1:2), and מסכן MISKEN (kind  
of MIDKEN), 'lowly', (Ecc. 4:13).

It is also related to צחן CXN and then to CAXANAH, 'lingering foul  
odor', (Joel 2:20).

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jun 23, 2012, at 3:45 PM, Yigal Levin wrote:

> The noun mishkan literally means "dwelling", from the verbal root $KN.

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