[b-hebrew] The Name Abraham

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Mar 10 19:59:55 EDT 2013

You are right, the only question being is what is "theophoric". It is  
reasonable to assume that R is thephoric,
as well as H, which is but mild X, as in היה HAYAH versus חיה  
XAYAH, and which appears
in the name revealed (and explained) to Moses in the desert. In other  
words, every consonant
(a uniliteral root) is a theophoric name for this or that theos  
residing in the vast pantheon of the human mind.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Mar 10, 2013, at 1:54 PM, jimstinehart at aol.com wrote:

> Genesis 17: 5 is self-explanatory as to the meaning of )B R HM,  
> once one realizes that the interior resh/R there is used as a  
> generic theophoric.

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