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Re: nomothete

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 19:26
On Dec 7, 2004, at 8:46 PM, Ray Brown wrote:
> I note Eco refers to "nominibus suis" which is in the Vulgate version > of > verse 20: > Appellavitque Adam nominibus suis cuncta animantia, et universa > volatilia > caeli, et omnes bestias terrae. > And Adam call all living things by their own names: both all the flying > creatures of the sky, and all the beasts of the earth. > But I notice the Septuagint has nothing corresponding to "nominibus": > Kai ekalesen Adam onomata pasi tois kthnesi, kai pasi tois peteinois > tou > ouranou, kai pasi tois qhriois tou agrou. > And Adam summoned names for all the domestic animals, and for all the > winged creatures of the sky, and for all wild beasts of the > country-side. > I wonder what the Hebrew has. Hopefully Steg or Isaac will enlighten > us.
It says: Vayiqra ha'adam sheimot; lekhol habeheima ule`of hashamayim, ulekhol hhayat hasadeh "And [then] the human called names; for all of the domesticated animals and for the birds of the heavens, and for all of the wild animals of the field..." *note: |habeheima| (d. animals), |`of| (birds), and |hhaya(t)| (w. animals) are all actually singular forms used as collectives for the categories. |`of| comes from the root for "flying" so 'flying creatures' might work also, but i can't remember ever seeing non-birds explicitly placed in the |`of| category. -Stephen (Steg) "Get into the Hanuka spirit, everyone! The spirit of guerilla warfare!" ~ an AIM away message


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>CHAT "nominibus suis: (was: nomothete)