[b-hebrew] The Names עשו ESAW and לוי LEWIY

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Aug 29 20:41:42 EDT 2013

I suspect that the editor of Genesis likewise doctored also the
name לוי LEWIY by the same tricky W for B interchange he employed
in muddling the name עשו ESAW. Originally it was, methinks, the  
theophoric אלאבי ELABIY, combining אל EL and אב AB.

Then, he told us a שובה לב a captivating story, about a husband  
ready to
"accompany" his ולדנית fertile wife.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Aug 29, 2013, at 7:57 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> isaac,
> off b-hebrew
> The editor of genesis knew very well what עשו means.
> that much i agree.

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