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Bibil Identifier bibil:213568
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Word-Smithing
Title (English, ) Some Metallurgical Terms in Hebrew and Aramaic
Author Levene, Dan
Author Rothenberg, Beno
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 2, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 193-206 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The collaboration between Dr Dan Levene and Prof. Beno Rothenberg on a project that aims to identify references to metals and metalworking techniques in what are primarily Judaic sources has been a bringing together of two different approaches to studying the past: philology and archaeometallurgy. This paper highlights the way in which the lexicography of certain terms must inevitably rely on knowledge of the relevant technology and its history. To illustrate this point two terms are examined: 1. the word srp and the shifting meanings of some of its cognates across time; and 2. the word 'nk, that appears in Amos 7.7-8.
DOI 10.1163/000000004781540353
Terms צָרַף צרף
אֲנָך אנך
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