[b-hebrew] to'evah

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Mar 24 18:29:41 EDT 2013


In my humble opinion טמא TAME is a variant of the extra-biblical  
טמע 'include, dissolve,
embody, ensconce, conceal', namely, טומאה is something inherently  
ill concealed
in an infected or contaminated body. It is also related to the טמה  
TAMAH of Lev. 11:43, the טמן TAMAN,
'concealed', of Deut. 33:19, and also the אטם ATAM, 'sealed', as in  
Is. 33:15.

Appears to me that טהור TAHOR is 'clearly good, pure, guarded'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Mar 24, 2013, at 1:29 AM, Yigal Levin wrote:

> And what does Tameh mean?

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