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comment What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
@H3br3wHamm3r81, it's a transliteration, to be sure. But it's the translation also, if you insist that the word has a translation; the alternative would be to say "don't translate names", which is certainly very reasonable. Either way works, really. Same for "Chicago".
Feb
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comment What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 "יונה" has two distinct translations (at least) corresponding to two referents of the word. One translation is "Jonah", a name; the other is "dove". In the book of Jonah is has the former translation; in Genesis, the latter. To say it translates as "dove" in the book of Jonah is an error. Likewise, to say "Chicago" (in the sentence "I went to Chicago Tuesday") translates into French as anything but "Chicagot", or "פִּי הַחִירֹת" (in Exodus) translates into English as anything but "Pi Hachiros", is an error. According to Rashi and ibn Ezra, anyway.
Feb
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comment What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
@Bagpipes, "Jonah" is a man's name. It doesn't translate as (or mean) "Dove". Are you asking about etymology? The question says you're asking about translation.
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answered What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
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comment What is the tree of life in Proverbs 11:30?
@JonEricson, the no-synonyms thing he's famous for refers to words, like כֶּבֶשׂ, keves, and כֶּשֶׂב, kesev, both of which mean "sheep", which he distinguishes between. I don't think it refers to different meanings (or referents) of the same word, like etz chayim ("tree of life") here.
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comment What is the tree of life in Proverbs 11:30?
This answer doesn't cite a source, but whoever it is is showing his prejudices: Obviously, it's ludicrous to ascribe an interpretation abut Jesus to a verse of Tanakh, unless one is starting from Christian postulates.
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answered What is the tree of life in Proverbs 11:30?
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