Posts Tagged ‘Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament’

V’zot ha-Bracha 5777-78

October 3, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 1st, 2017 

מימינו אשדת למו

Deut. 33:2

The Lord came from Sinai;

He shone upon them from Seir;

He appeared from Mount Paran,

And approached from Ribeboth-kodesh,

Lightning flashing at them from His right.b

b Meaning of Heb. mimino eshdath uncertain, perhaps a place name.

Masorah:      This is one of 15 cases where the written text has a single word that is to be read out loud as two words.

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Emor 5777

May 9, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of May 7th, 2017

Lev. 23:42 You shall live in booths seven days; all citizens [אזרח] in Israel shall live in booths.

Rashi: All citizens in Israel. All citizens, and all those in Israel, including converts. [But is Rashi correct?]

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Mishpatim 5777

February 21, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 19th, 2017

What does Exod 21:22 mean by saying that a pregnant woman is pushed and “her yeladim come out”?

And what is the “other damage” that may or may not ensue?

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Beshalach 5777

February 7, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 5th, 2017

Just what was that sea the Israelites crossed?

And what did Herodotus have to say about it?

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Bo 5777

January 31, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 29, 2017

Why is Moses told to “come” to Pharaoh, rather than to “go” to Pharaoh?

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Ekev 5776

August 23, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 21st, 2016

What are “the early rain” and “the late rain”?
And why does Hebrew have so many words for rain?

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Devarim 5776

August 9, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 7th, 2016

Two ways to say 11 in Biblical Hebrew — and how one of them reveals something surprising about the book of Deuteronomy.

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