Sunday, March 08, 2009
Balashon has a great post on the origin and correct meaning of the word בירה, as in שושן הבירה. The post has everything I like: Semitic philology, peshat exegesis, Mendelssohnian Bibles, Maharil Zunz, Isaac Leeser and Artscroll. Full disclosure: Dave and I had some nice email exchanges about the subject in question. So, read it!