[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 111, Issue 4

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Thu Mar 8 17:45:17 EST 2012


Dear Chavoux,

Thank you for your post. However, list rules are that all posts must be signed with the writers full name.

Thank you,

Yigal Levin
Co-moderator, B-Hebrew

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From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Chavoux Luyt
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 12:39 AM
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 111, Issue 4

Hi Jim

This was quite an interesting read for me. I just have two questions though:

On 8 March 2012 19:00:

>
> From: JimStinehart at aol.com
>
<snip>

> Voila!  We’ve got it.  The name “Haran”/HRN means “Mountain” in west 
> Semitic/Hebrew, and Haran dies in the “Mountain”-named country, that 
> is, the non-mountainous country whose Late Bronze Age name, however, 
> reflected the [Zagros] “Mountain” origin of its rulers, the Kassites.

Why would anybody be named for the place of his death? Or rather: how _can_ anybody be named for the place of his _death_? I assume that even in the "Late Bronze Age" people were named at (or shortly after) birth and not only after dying?

Second question: why "Late" Bronze Age? If the establishment of the Israelite Kingdom(s) coincide with the Iron Age (as almost all archaeologists would agree), should the patriarchs not rather be living in the early or middle Bronze Age? (Moses being in the Middle or Late Bronze Age).

Shalom
Chavoux
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