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Bibil Identifier bibil:226018
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hide or Hue? Defining Hebrew תַּחַשׁ
Author Noonan, Benjamin J.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 580-589 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The word תַּחַשׁ has long puzzled Hebrew lexicographers. The present paper evaluates the most common definitions for this elusive Hebrew word, focusing particularly on Stephanie Dalley’s recent consideration of this term. Dalley’s proposal that תַּחַשׁ is derived from Akkadian dušû and means «faience beadwork» falls short linguistically as well as contextually. More plausibly, Hebrew תַּחַשׁ originates with Egyptian ṯḥs, a term used with reference to leather. This well suits the contexts in which תַּחַשׁ occurs and reflects Egyptian influence on the tabernacle and its terminology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Lexicology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
Terms תַּחַשׁ תחשׁ
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