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Esther 9 (10 sons of Haman/names) Rubin, Ephraim Aug 23, 2004
Dear Mr. Chamberlain--

The letters you refer to are WAW, ALEPH and TAW. WAW is the Hebrew
conjunction "and" (vocalized somewhat differently according to the phonetic
environment; in this case, we-). ALEPH and TAW form the particle 'et,
preceding in Hebrew determined nouns which function as direct object of a
verb -- in this case, "they killed" in Esther 9:10 (personal names are
considered, in this regard, as determined). There's no mysticism here --
only plain lingusitics.


E. Rubin

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