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On Sat, 22 Apr 2000 22:08:25 -0400 Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Steg Belsky wrote:
> > About Izevel (Jesebel? Isabel? same thing?), it is almost
> certainly some
> > language from north of Israel in the Levant, but what's funny is
> that in
> > Hebrew it means _island of garbage_.

> Could it have been an intentional distortion on the part of the
> Bible-writers?  After all, they did the same with Ba'al-zbl (Lord
> Ba'al,
> I think?) turning it into Beelzebub (Lord of the Flies)
-

That was an intentional distortion?
I just thought that the Ba`al worshippers gave their local incarnations
of the Ba`al funky names :-) .
Possibly, but since Izevel can also mean "lack of garbage" (like
_i-khavod_, Ichabod = lack of honor), it could be a distortion in either
direction.


-Stephen (Steg)
 "You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment
  that you touch perfect speed.  And that isn't flying a thousand
  miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light.
  Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have
  limits.  Perfect speed, my son, is being there."
                    ~ _jonathan livingston seagull_