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Subject: Re: Bethesda/ Bathesda (Hebrew) Meaning?
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: February 19, 2008 at 11:01:49 PM
Reply to: Re: Bethesda/ Bathesda (Hebrew) Meaning? by Mrs Claire
Mme Claire, I'm still puzzled, and have been for decades! What does "daughter of an oath" mean? "Daughter an oath" I can sort-of see meaning something like "At the birth of my daughter, I take a solemn oath that ... " whatever; but "daughter an oath"? Same with "God an oath". Not being an ancient, or even modern, Hebrew, it makes no sense to me.

The names are good, though!

Could Batsheva have been transcribed as Bathesda, and was it? Just by putting the vowels in the wrong places? Interesting ...

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