From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Four
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"Genesis Hebrew Translation - Gen. 11:26-32; Gen. 12:1-6 "
The following is an excerpt from Volume I, Chapter Four Section "C", page 451 and Gen. 11:31, when Terah took Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, to Haran. Please take note of the true translation word for Ur of the Chaldees.
and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chal’dees (Chaldeans) [See notes in Gen. 11:28 (Final Mem Yod Daleth Shin Caph – Resh (Vau vowel) Aleph -- Mem)
A(oo)R, Ur - Heb. ’uwr, oor, from Heb. ‘owr, ore, primary root, to be luminous, set on fire, shine, thus flame, hence (in the plural) the East (as being the region of the light), fire, light;
K(ah)Sh(uh)D(ee)M or K(ah)S(uh)D(ee), Chaldeans - Heb. Kasdiy, kas-dee’, (occasionally with enclitic K(ah)S(uh)D(ih)M(aw)H, Kasdiymah, kas-dee’-maw; towards the Kasdites: into Chaldea), patron from Heb. Kesed, keh’-sed, from an unused root of uncertain meaning, Kesed, a relative of Abraham, Chesed (only in the plural), a Kasdite, or descendant of Kesed, by implication a Chaldean (as if so descended), also an astrologer (as if proverbial of that people); Chaldeans, Chaldees, inhabitants of Chaldea, found in Gen. 11:28, 31; 15:7.],
to go into the land of Canaan ([(Final Nun Ayin Nun Caph) K(uh)N(ah)A(ah)N, Canaan - Heb. Kena’an, ken-ah’-an, from Heb. kana’, kaw-nah’, a primary root, properly to bend the knee, hence humiliate, vanquish, bring down, subjection, subdue, thus humiliated, Kenaan, a son of Ham, also the country inhabited by him, Canaan, merchant, traffick. See previous page regarding Gen. 17:8 Note.]
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