[b-hebrew] sullam

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Nov 29 18:36:40 EST 2012


Yes! But what is true for "Ugaritic" is also true for "Akkadian" and,  
of course, also for "Hurrian".

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 29, 2012, at 5:22 PM, JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:

> We see that Ugaritic scholars don’t know what slm means in  
> Ugaritic.  They are guessing at a meaning of “staircase” based  
> primarily on Genesis 28: 12!  And as is the penchant of scholars,  
> they quickly move on to metathesis and half-heartedly assert a  
> dubious Akkadian cognate on that questionable basis.  To the best  
> of my knowledge, no mainstream scholar has guessed that slm might  
> mean “ladder” in Ugaritic since 1965.

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