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According to this Wikipedia article about Passover, both the meanings of "pass over" and "protect" are valid, depending on where and how the verb פָּסַח‎ is used. I can vouch that my understanding of פָּסַח‎ has always been to "pass over," and that the holiday itself is called Passover also implies how the word has been understood for quite some time. The ...


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רָצַח and φονεύω are best defined as murder, but רָצַח can also apply to accidental death as well. One does not intentionally perform accidents, but accidents that lead to death should be avoided as well. With their overlap being on murder, it is most likely that the command means not to intentionally and maliciously kill someone. Primarily this was ...



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