What is the Origins of the term “Hebrew”?

Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 07:12 PM

 What is the Origins of the term “Hebrew”?

Ibri means Ni-ibri, a native placed called “crossing”

”Here was a family of royal lineage, who claimed descent from the first born from the House of Shem: Arphaxad, Selah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, and Abram. Yet it is to Eber in which the biblical name Hebrew or Ibri is derived which gives the family of Abraham its greatest identity.  Sitchen claims that the root word means “to cross” and rather than the Semitic origin we must look to Sumerian linguists for the meaning.   He therefore directs us to look to the biblical suffix i when applied to a person means “a native of”.  Therefore Gileadi meant a native of Gilead.  In the same token, Ibri meant a native of the place called “Crossing”, which was the Sumerian name for Nippur: NI.IB.RU.  To Sitchen, this was the Original Navel of the Earth, the pre-diluvium center of civilization.  When transferring linguistics from Sumerian to Akkadian/Hebrew, the n was dropped off. So Abram, the Ibri, was actually Abram of Ni-ib-ri, a man of Nippurian origin. (Sitchen, Zechariah, The Wars of Gods and Men, Avon Books, The Hearst Corp. 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019  p. 294-295) ” Quote from http://www.biblesearchers.com/ancients/patriarch/abram1.shtml

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