if at math.bu.edu
Thu Mar 1 13:25:50 EST 2012
I have looked at the paper and did not find reason the change by it
understanding of the compiled word VAYI$TAXU וישתחו of Gen 18:2.
Instead of asking the ill posed question of what is the root of this
I just observe that the radical letters are here $X.
Prefixed in the word is the verb WA = BA, 'be'.
In addition, the word includes the three personal pronouns YI, TA, U,
namely, היא, אתה הוא HI, (AT) ATAH, HU, all identifying
who performed the act by himself upon himself.
In HI$TAXAWU (Ps. 29:2) the letter W gives the impression of being
making $AXAW sound like the related $AKAB שכב
It is possible to explain this enigma by seeking the origin
of HI) היא in היה = חיה, HAYAH = XAYAH, and HU)
in הוה = חוה HAWAH = XAWAH, as in אביו = אביהוּ ABIYW
and אחיו = אחיהוּ AXIYW = AXIHU.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Feb 28, 2012, at 12:33 PM, R. Lehmann wrote:
> Read the important article:
> Siegfried Kreuzer, Zur Bedeutung und Etymologie von hištah.awah/
> Vetus Testamentum XXXV,1 (1985), S. 39-60
> There is all you need to know.
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