3 thoughts on “The David and Goliath Story and Biblical Redaction

    1. arenmaeir

      Deane,
      My pleasure – and thanks for pointing out your idea regarding “rpa”. Without checking on this – I seem to recall that some have suggested some connection between the “rap/bi” in Hammurabi and rapaum? Or am I hallucinating? :-)

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  1. Deane

    You’re right. Marvin Pope, for one, associates the Ugaritic RPA with the ra-pi in the personal name Hammurapi. Yet he interprets the RPA root as referring to healthiness, fertility, and so the meaning “Hammurapi” as “extensive family”.

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