|Subject:||Re: Rebecca = sacrificial animal? well-fed?|
|Author:||Andy ;—) (guest, 22.214.171.124)|
|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.
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