[b-hebrew] Ssade Can Be Emphatic Sin

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Nov 21 18:30:12 EST 2012

C/S mutations effecting but a slight variation in the specific  
meaning of a word
is common in Hebrew. An example that readily comes to mind is the acts
אצר ACAR and אסר ASAR, both related to אזר AZAR; and to more.

Interpreters of the Hebrew bible fancied to discern in CAPNAT of Gen.  
the root צפן CPN, a variant of ספן and שפן SPN, 'covered,  
hidden', as in
Hag. 1:4 and Deut. 33:19. Consequently they saw פענח PANEAX as  
namely, 'the exposer of the things concealed'.

So much so, that PANEAX is routinely used now in spoken Hebrew for  
'decipher, solve
a mystery'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 20, 2012, at 11:39 AM, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:

> ssade/C in early Biblical Hebrew can sometimes be an emphatic sin

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