A Biblical Treasure Hunt Part 7

Share (From “A Biblical Treasure Hunt, by Philip Mandelker) (d) Biblical Parallelism. The common Biblical literary form parallelism, may provide additional support for the conclusion that the reference to SHEMEN in the Song of Praise may well be to “rock” oil and not...

A Biblical Treasure Hunt Part 6

(From “A Biblical Treasure Hunt, by Philip Mandelker) (c) Rock Oil in Biblical Hebrew – “SHEMEN” or “NEFT”? – The question, though, still remains as to the nature of the apparently liquid treasure – “MEGED”: petroleum or water? Does the answer perhaps lie...

A Biblical Treasure Hunt Part 5

(From “A Biblical Treasure Hunt, by Philip Mandelker) (iii) The Treasure: Water or Petroleum? or Both? (a) “MEGED” – Water or Oil? – The traditional answer to this question has been water. The Radak (R. David Kimhi) suggested as much in the 12th Century in...