JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Biblical Names data base--with "Hebrew" appropriate spellings #general


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2002 7:27:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
tom.vene@uol.com.br writes:

<< When searching biblical names (Old and New Testament) try this site:
http://bible.crosswalk.com/
A search will return several references for the same name as found in
various sources. Caveat: the search engine will only produce results
with exact spellings. Thus Myriam would result in zero finds while
Miriam would return five. Also one can't use the Hebrew and Latin
variants, like Yitzhak for Isaac or Petrus for St. Peter. >>

==Thanks for a great site, Tom. However, the site is even better than Tom
thinks. One can select for instance, *Old Testament* or *Major prophets,*
or *Minor Prophets* etc.

In addition one can request the Hebrew Name version, where Avraham is
Avraham and Moshe is Moshe (watch it, `ayin is commonly (but not always)
spelled as `a (but Joshua is Yehoshua. Egypt is Mitzrayim, Miriam is
Miryam. You're usually given the verse in which the name appears and then
you can click to see the entire chapter.

So, if you think Noach is a misspelling for Noah at Ellis Island, look it
up in this Hebrew Name version. Surprise!

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

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(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
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FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
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