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Hebrew 'qadash' and 'qodesh'

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Gerhard Ebersoehn, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member
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    <<<The Hebrew word translated "sanctified" in Genesis 2:3 and "hallowed" in Exodus 20:11 is qadash, a word meaning "to hallow, to pronounce holy, to consecrate, to set apart for holy use".>>>

    My question is, Is there any relationship between the word 'qadash' and the Hebrew word for 'month' -- 'qodesh'.

    Only a person who knows the Hebrew language would be able to tell or and explain.

    I do not know Hebrew. The spelling and pronunciation (morphology) made me think there could be an etymological connection in meaning as well. Is there?
     
  2. jonathan.borland

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    They're not related except as one might pronounce two different Hebrew letters with the same English sound. The one is from קדש (qadash), to separate/make holy, the other from חדש (hadash w/ a constrictive 'h'), to make new.
     
  3. Gerhard Ebersoehn

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    Thanks very much.

    Now, the Hebrew word 'qad' -- please remember I do not know, but ask --

    a) could it be a 'root-word' of <hadash> and or <qadash>?;

    b) does it mean 'sharp', 'pointed', 'wedged', like when the moon is 'new'?

    In other words, is there a 'hidden' connotation in 'qad' of 'sanctified' or 'put away / aside' (in the dark) as it were to 'reserve for holy use'?
     
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    Good question

    Scanning multiple lexicons, I see no connections or relationships between the words.

    Rob
     
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