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Subject: Re: Rebecca = sacrificial animal? well-fed?
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 67.142.130.42)
Date: May 4, 2007 at 12:06:03 PM
Reply to: Re: Rebecca = sacrificial animal? well-fed? by Profe Esteban
Your theory about REBECCA sounds very interesting and seems to make a lot of sense. As I am especially interested in Hebrew names (and even more bacause my third daughter is called Rebecca) I would like to know where you got this information from. I am always looking for reliable books in that respect.

The verbal root ravak (resh-beth-kuf) does not appear in the Hebrew Bible (ravak there means "flash, lightning"), so I suspect it is Ivrit (unfortunately I don't have my Ivrit dictionary with me). Is that the case?

Martin Noth doesn't say much about the name Rebecca, he does make a connection to an Ivrit noun, though, that has to do with "to tie." The Encyclopedia Judaica doesn't say anything of the name either (with some names it does).

So I am really anxious to learn more.

By the way, the meaning "fat" or "well-fed" for MIRIAM has nothing to do with Rebecca, this is just coincidence.

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