[b-hebrew] The root סלם SLM

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Tue Nov 27 01:06:13 EST 2012

Isaac, why do you say that the Bible lacks illustrations? What about this one? http://catholic-resources.org/Dore/Images/OT-021-med.jpg Isn't it part of the MT? 


Yigal Levin


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Subject: [b-hebrew] The root סלם SLM


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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