KOLOB

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Pearl of Great Price PN 1. KOLOB greatest star, “first in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time,” “nearest unto” throne of God; “signifying the first creation” (BofAbraham 3:3, facsimile 2:1-2,4-5)

Hebrew qereb, qarob “near, interior, heart,” as in theophoric Hebrew Qarob “The-Near-One” (Psalm 119:151 ∥152 Qedem “The-Primeval-One”; cf. Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalms 69:19, 74:12, 145:18; Arabic Qarib is cognate),[1] in qutl-form at Qumran (qwrb “midst”; 11QMelch 1:10 = Psalm 82:1; for Aramaic qrb see 1QapGen 22:18)[2]; also in Akkadian qurbum, qerbum, and Ugaritic, as well as Arabic qalb (pl. qulub), "heart; center; soul, spirit," as in Qalb al-ˁAsad “Regulus (in Leo),” clearly showing the two root variants characteristic of Afroasiatic, QLB/QRB, cognate with Egyptian qЗb.[3] Perhaps related to the Kolpi of Philo Biblius, and reflected in Greek Κνηφ, Κνουφις, Χνουβις, Χνουβι[4] (cf. Elephantine-Jewish Ḥnub, Ḥnb), all variant names of the Egyptian ram-god Khnum, who is illustrated here.

Cf. also Kullab = Uruk.[5]

Notes


  1. All cited in Dahood, Psalms, 3 vols., Anchor Bible 16,17,17A, ad loc.; Y. Moubarac, Le Museón, 68:340.
  2. All cited in J. A. Fitzmyer, JBL, 86:37.
  3. K. Baer, 1974 BYU Education Week Lectures; A. Loprieno, Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995), 31-32, noting that Egyptian qЗb “interior, midst,” is cognate.
  4. Budge, The Mummy, 1st ed., 275; 2nd ed., 275-276, it itw n ntrw nb ḫpr.f irt pt tЗ dwЗt mw ḫЗswt (cf. Khnum as pneúmazōē in Plutarch & Diodorus).
  5. William W. Hallo, “Antediluvian Cities,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies, 23 (1970-1971):65,95.

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