MemberApril 27, 2021 at 9:43 pm
Yam Suf יַם סוּף is the Red Sea in both its gulfs and its ‘trunk’. This can be established by a word study of all occurrences in the Bible and in Greek historical references (for the context of the LXX rendition, Ερυθρὰ Θάλασσα Erythra Thalassa). Clearly, yam suf cannot mean “Reed Sea” over at the Elath-Aqaba Gulf (no reeds) which gulf the majority of later references clearly indicate (e.g. Ex 23:31; Num 14:25; 1 Kgs 9:26). Yam Suf/Sof is probably a prepositional/directional name, “end sea”, just as הַיָּם הָאַחֲרוֹן ha-yam ha-aharon (“the sea behind”) is for the Mediterranean Sea (Deut 11:24; 34:2).
From H5486; a termination: – conclusion, end, hinder part.
Total KJV occurrences: 5
A primitive root; to snatch away, that is, terminate: – consume, have an end, perish, X be utterly.
Total KJV occurrences: 9