Monday, November 10, 2003

Kedor LaOmer

I read in the Encyclopedia Judaica this Shabbos a possible meaning of KedarLaOmer. Kedar, in some Ancient Near Eastern Language, means servant, like עבד. 'omer, or gomer, was the name of some ANE diety. So, it might mean servant of Gomer. Like the names עובדיה or Abdallah.

Update: And, of course, עֲזַרְיָה in Daniel 1:7, who is called עֲבֵד נְגוֹ, nego/nabu being the name of a diety.

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