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Re: OT Biblical Hebrew names Re: A question and introduction

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 12, 2002, 9:03
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 07:41, Steg Belsky wrote:
> > And then of course there's the mysterious name |eliyahu| (Elijah), which > tautologically means "God is God"...
Actually, in the given context, the contest between the worshippers of the God as represented by the tetragrammaton YHVH, and the worshippers of God and the gods of Canaan, |eliyahu| makes good religio-political sense - "YHVH is God", together with the coda, "And he is a jealous God". With the coda, "These current kings in Samaria are frauds". Ah, yes, you can make names do quite a lot, even reflect a religious war. Wesley Parish
> > ObConlang: the Rokbeigalm don't have names like this. The > Judajca-speakers, on the other hand, most probably do. > > -Stephen (Steg) > "eili`alhhein'eil is a cool name."
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."