[b-hebrew] SLM: Jacob's "ladder"
if at math.bu.edu
Tue Nov 27 14:29:43 EST 2012
1. This is how I see it in my dream: A pulley wheel גלגלת
GALGELET is securely attached to
the gate of heaven. A rope is slung over the top wheel with two
baskets, סלים SALIYM,
tied to it, one to the left and one to the right, as in a scale
מאזנים MOZNAIYM. An angel
(or a thousand) sits himself in each basket so as to hold the system
(assuming angels are affected by gravitation.) As one basket comes
up, the other
basket easily goes down, and a constant traffic is thus maintained
with little effort in
transporting the angels in both directions.
An angel that likes it here (having glimpsed one of בנות האדם
BNOT HA-ADAM) better
than there, may substitute a stone of equal weight in his place.
2. As for the "Hurrian" $ilum, meaning “something that allows
(pleasant) relations to occur”,
methinks that the Hebrew word for it is, curiously enough, not
שילום $IYLUM, but
rather אתנן ETNAN. See Deut. 23:17.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Nov 27, 2012, at 10:19 AM, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:
> angels were riding up and down in baskets?
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