Source:Stubbs:Book of Mormon Language:EOM 1:181:'Rabbanah' as 'great king' (Alma 18:13) may have affinities with the Hebrew root /rbb/, meaning 'to be great or many'

"'Rabbanah' as 'great king' (Alma 18:13) may have affinities with the Hebrew root /rbb/, meaning 'to be great or many'"

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"'Rabbanah' as 'great king' (Alma 18:13) may have affinities with the Hebrew root /rbb/, meaning 'to be great or many'"

While many words and names found in the Book of Mormon have exact equivalents in the Hebrew Bible, certain others exhibit Semitic characteristics, though their spelling does not always match known Hebrew forms. For example, "Rabbanah" as "great king" (Alma 18:13) may have affinities with the Hebrew root /rbb/, meaning "to be great or many." "Rameumptom" (Alma 31:21), meaning "holy stand," contains consonantal patterns suggesting the stems /rmm/ramah/, "to be high," and /tmm/tam/tom/, "to be complete, perfect, holy.[1]


Notes

  1. ↑ Brian D. Stubbs, "Book of Mormon Language," in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, (New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1992), 1:181.