|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), in qutl-form at Qumran (qwrb “midst”; 11QMelch 1:10 = Psalm 82:1; for Aramaic qrb see 1QapGen 22:18); 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. Perhaps related to the Kolpi of Philo Biblius, and reflected in Greek Κνηφ, Κνουφις, Χνουβις, Χνουβι (cf. Elephantine-Jewish Ḥnub, Ḥnb), all variant names of the Egyptian ram-god Khnum, who is illustrated here.
Cf. also Kullab = Uruk.
- All cited in Dahood, Psalms, 3 vols., Anchor Bible 16,17,17A, ad loc.; Y. Moubarac, Le Museón, 68:340.
- All cited in J. A. Fitzmyer, JBL, 86:37.
- 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.
- 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 pneúma ∥zōē in Plutarch & Diodorus).
- William W. Hallo, “Antediluvian Cities,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies, 23 (1970-1971):65,95.
- Barney, Kevin, “Kolob as Sirius,” By Common Consent, Nov 18, 2006, online at
- Smith, Robert F. “Some ‘Neologisms’ from the Mormon Canon,” 1973 Conference on the Language of the Mormons, May 31, 1973, 64-68. Provo: BYU Language Research Center, 1973, online at https://www.scribd.com/document/363522963/SOME-NEOLOGISMS-FROM-THE-MORMON-CANON .