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Question about tribal name in Gilyana
Shalom to all,

this is only my first post, but i have been lurking in the shadows of the unregistered off and on for a while now, so i feel like i know some of you! <!-- s:biggrin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif" alt=":biggrin:" title="Big Grin" /><!-- s:biggrin: -->

anyhow, my question is one i recently posted on another Peshitta forum that apparently isn't getting much traffic, so i thought i'd break new ground and try providence here.

I have a question about the pronunciation of the name "Reuven" in the list of the 144,000 in the book of Gilyana (Revelation) 7:5.

the Aramaic reads his name as being "Ruvel."

the presence of the lomadh stood out obviously as opposed to the normal ending of a nun during my reading of the text. being the only time his name appears in the New Covenant, I didn't have anything on-hand to compare it with.

my question is whether this is a scribal error or merely standard pronunciation of Reuven's name in Aramaic? i know we see variations of spelling/pronunciation in the Hebrew TaNaK from time to time, ie, Nemu'El/Yemu'El, Yoseph/Yehoseph, Yitzhaq/Yitzshaq, and so on, so i was wondering what the issue is on this one from the Peshitta...

any help would be much appreciated!

Chayim b'Moshiach,

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Question about tribal name in Gilyana - by Burning one - 09-26-2008, 04:58 AM

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