[b-hebrew] The root סלם SLM

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Nov 26 23:08:39 EST 2012


It is the variant of

סלם, צלם, שלם, תלם

SLM, CLM, $LM, TLM, 'tall and massive'.

 From this root are the words SULAM, 'ladder?', CELEM, 'form, body',  
$ALOM, 'wholesomeness, soundness', and TELEM, 'ridge, farrow'. See  
Ps. 65:11(10).

All we may say about SULAM is that it is a lofty and massive  
structure or contraption (ladder, staircase, ramp, basket elevator  
––– the bible unfortunately lacks illustrations) by which to  
convey vertically.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 26, 2012, at 10:22 AM, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:

> The Hebrew word SLM

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