Hittite Tarpiš and Hebrew Terāphîm

@article{Hoffner1968HittiteTA,
  title={Hittite Tarpi{\vs} and Hebrew Terāph{\^i}m},
  author={Harry Angier Hoffner},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1968},
  volume={27},
  pages={61 - 68}
}
  • H. Hoffner
  • Published 1 January 1968
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
IF biblical scholars are today not yet in possession of a convincing etymology for terdphim, it is certainly not due to any lack of theories.1 As early as the Septuagint there seems to be evidence for an attempt to connect the word with the verb GEpa&rEdw, "to heal."'2 From the period of the Targums comes the statement "Why are they called terdphim, if not that they are works of t5reph (obscenity) ?"3 Another early Jewish interpretation was that terdphim was a metathesized form from an original… 
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Death and Its Beyond in Early Judaism and Medieval Jewish Philosophy

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Non-Indo-European Linguistics

  • V. Fromkin
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 1969
Old Iranian 3672. Bartholomae, Christian. Handbuch der altiranischen Dialekte. Kurzgefasste vergleichende Grammatik, Lesestiicke und Glossar. (Neudruck der Ausg. Leipzig, Breitkopf u. Hartel, 1883.)