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|King, son of [[SHEZ|S<small>HEZ</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/1.23,%2024?lang=eng#22 Ether 1:23, 24]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/10.4,%205,%208,%209?lang=eng#3 10:4 (x2), 5, 8, 9])
 
|King, son of [[SHEZ|S<small>HEZ</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/1.23,%2024?lang=eng#22 Ether 1:23, 24]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/10.4,%205,%208,%209?lang=eng#3 10:4 (x2), 5, 8, 9])
 
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Until a possible language origin for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive.
 
Until a possible language origin for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive.
  
No etymology is suggested.
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Likely with Sumerian rib “surpassing, outstanding, massive; strong.”<ref>e''Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary''.</ref> 
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The -LIAN- element (as for -REAN- in IRREANTUM) might be derived from the Semitic root ''rwy'' “abundant waters,” with the nominalizing affix -''n''.  In such an instance, the -''r''- following a bilabial plosive would perforce change to an -''l''-.  Cf. ''Tupliaš'' River (Akkadian) = Duweirig.
  
This name seems to be a combination of two elements, ''ripla'' and ''kish''. If this is the case, then it would seem that both elements occur in the Book of Mormon as names,  
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Cf. also Riblah, "Fertility,"<ref>Bruce Metzger, ed., “Topical Index to the Bible,” 174, in his ''Exhaustive Concordance'' (NRSV) (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991); cf. Arabic root ''rbl'' “fertile, abundant; crafty, cunning,” as in ''rîbala'' “cunning, crafty lion” (E. Lane, ''Arabic-English Lexicon'', I:1022-1023).</ref> city halfway between [[HAMATH|H<small>AMATH</small>]] & [[DAMASCUS|D<small>AMASCUS</small>]], 11 km south of Qadesh, Syria, on the east bank of the Orontes ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/2-kgs/25.6,%2018-21?lang=eng#5 2 Kings 25:6, 18-21]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/jer/39.5-7?lang=eng#4 Jeremiah 39:5-7]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/jer/52.26-27?lang=eng#25 52:26-27]).
[[RIPLAH|R<small>IPLAH</small>]] as a GN and [[KISH|K<small>ISH</small>]] as a PN. [[RIPLAH|R<small>IPLAH</small>]] and [[KISH|K<small>ISH</small>]] also both appear in the Bible as PNs. In addition, [[KISH|K<small>ISH</small>]] also is the name of the most prominent city of Mesopotamia after
 
the Flood. For the etymology see the standard biblical commentaries.
 
  
[[Hugh W. Nibley|Nibley]] has suggested that the name may possibly be Babylonian for “Lord of Lakish” (WJ, 261). This is based presumably on reading ''rb'', “great,” i.e, “commander” (see the
 
biblical rendering of an [[ASSYRIAN|A<small>SSYRIAN</small>]] official’s name, Rab-Shakeh in [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/2_kgs/18/17#17 2 Kings 18:17] ff), and ''lākīš'', “Lachish” in KJV.
 
  
Cf. Book of Mormon [[RIPLAH|R<small>IPLAH</small>]], [[RIPLIANCUM|R<small>IPLIANCUM</small>]], [[LIB|L<small>IB</small>]], [[KISH|K<small>ISH</small>]], et al.
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See [[RIPLAH|R<small>IPLAH</small>]], [[RIPLIANCUM|R<small>IPLIANCUM</small>]], [[LIB|L<small>IB</small>]], [[KISH|K<small>ISH</small>]], [[RIPLAKISH|R<small>IPLAKISH</small>]], [[MORIANCUMER|M<small>ORIANCUMER</small>]], [[CUMORAH|C<small>UMORAH</small>]], [[IRREANTUM|I<small>RREANTUM</small>]].
  
 
'''Variants'''
 
'''Variants'''

Revision as of 10:31, 16 July 2013

Jaredite PN 1. King, son of SHEZ (Ether 1:23, 24; 10:4 (x2), 5, 8, 9)

Etymology

Until a possible language origin for JAREDITE can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of JAREDITE names must remain more speculative than substantive.

Likely with Sumerian rib “surpassing, outstanding, massive; strong.”[1]

The -LIAN- element (as for -REAN- in IRREANTUM) might be derived from the Semitic root rwy “abundant waters,” with the nominalizing affix -n. In such an instance, the -r- following a bilabial plosive would perforce change to an -l-. Cf. Tupliaš River (Akkadian) = Duweirig.

Cf. also Riblah, "Fertility,"[2] city halfway between HAMATH & DAMASCUS, 11 km south of Qadesh, Syria, on the east bank of the Orontes (2 Kings 25:6, 18-21; Jeremiah 39:5-7; 52:26-27).


See RIPLAH, RIPLIANCUM, LIB, KISH, RIPLAKISH, MORIANCUMER, CUMORAH, IRREANTUM.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐡𐐆𐐑𐐢𐐈𐐗𐐆𐐟 (rɪplækɪʃ)

Notes


  1. ePennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.
  2. Bruce Metzger, ed., “Topical Index to the Bible,” 174, in his Exhaustive Concordance (NRSV) (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991); cf. Arabic root rbl “fertile, abundant; crafty, cunning,” as in rîbala “cunning, crafty lion” (E. Lane, Arabic-English Lexicon, I:1022-1023).