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comment Can “יָתוֹם” designate someone who has lost his father but not his mother?
The word used to describe an orphan in the Qur'an (and in modern Arabic) is يتيم ("yatim"), and comes from the same root used in the Hebrew. In Qur'anic law, an orphan is someone who has lost his father.
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answered What does it means to “afflict your souls” as in Lev. 16?
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revised Questions concerning Zec. 2:11
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revised 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
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revised Questions concerning Zec. 2:11
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answered Questions concerning Zec. 2:11
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comment 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
Another interesting idea to explore is that the tribes associated with עַל are all part of the future Northern Kingdom, while Benjamin is part of the future Southern kingdom. The author of 2 Samuel Chapter 2 may have already been aware of this political difference.
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answered 2 Sam. 2:9: אֶל and עַל
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comment What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?
Part of the above question correctly recognizes that Isaiah 6:9, 10 was meant to be figurative. The people are treated as being blind and deaf to G-d's word, not literally.
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revised Was Enoch taken because he was righteous? Genesis 5:24
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answered What did priests do before the age of thirty?
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comment What is the meaning of “stars” in Psalm 8:3?
The context in which the word וְכוֹכָבִים appears is a general description of creation, so I would opt to translate this with the plain meaning of stars in the sky. Do you know of an instance in Psalms where כּוֹכָב has an allusive meaning?
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