Re: [XTalk] Fwd: "Ruach Qadim"
- Bob Schacht asked:
>>So what does Ruach Qadim mean?<<Looks like it might mean "East Wind."
Exodus 10:13a has "ruach qadim" for east wind, but
this wind brings the locust horde to Egypt, so that's
an unlikely allusion.
In Arabic, "qadim" means "old," but I doubt that
that's intended as a meaning.
My Syriac dictionary is at the office, so I cannot
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