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    Why would the Fall Equinox (or "Mabon" to some), which takes place around 21. September, be referred to as "November Eve", or "(All)...
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    No, I think you may have it confused - Autumnal equinox ('Mabon') is around 21.September. "Hallows" (i.e. All Hallow's Eve), November...
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    Samhain and Mabon are two completely different things - Mabon is a quarter celebration (Autumnal Equinox), whilst Samhain is a...
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    Kavik replied to the thread Hebrew the first language?.
    Hebrew is no older than any other Semitic language which developed from Proto-Semitic, which in turn (P-Semitic) started out as a...
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    Kavik replied to the thread Hebrew the first language?.
    We can go back quite a ways with language. Hebrew is Semitic, but the Semitic languages come from Proto-Semitic, just one break off from...
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    Kavik replied to the thread Hebrew the first language?.
    To echo what others have stated - in Linguistics a "dead language" means no one speaks it as their mother tongue or first language, nor...
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    Kavik replied to the thread Hebrew the first language?.
    Others have beaten me to it - Hebrew, like its sister languages, derived from Proto-Semitic, which in turn developed from...
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    Kavik replied to the thread 🧐🤔.
    The -th at the end of Asheroth is the marker of a feminine noun - both are one in the same name.
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    There really isn't - I'm not saying it couldn't be a literal count, though personally I'd be more comfortable with a literal count if...
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    A bit more on the whole “40 days and 40 nights” – I think people tend to confuse the use of the number “40” by itself, and the...
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    There are a number of idiomatic expressions in Genesis - 4:1, 15:15, and 27:41 just to name a few. The use of idiomatic speech is not...
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    The flood account does indeed use very specific numbers for measurements, periods of time, etc. Are the numbers used more in the literal...
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    Yes, the number 40 all by itself has esoteric meanings in Jewish culture (as well as other cultures), but when used in the phrase "40...
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    No, it's not beyond anyone to count to 40; however, the phrase itself "40 days and 40 nights" was an idiomatic phrase/expression simply...
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    Kavik replied to the thread The Number 40.
    In most of these instances, one finds it in connection with the phrase "40 days and 40 nights" or just simply "40 days". It is an...