Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Biblical Names. Ooops

The fact that many places in the United States, especially, are names from the Bible, like Shiloh, Hevron, Bethlehem, etc., I have always maintained, should be used to the advantage of those of us who live or support the residency of Jews in the places where the original places those names recall were.

So, I thought it fortunate that I found more names, in Vermont: Hor ("And this shall be your north border: you shall draw your border line from the Great Sea to Mount Hor". Numbers 34:7,8) and Pisgah ("And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho". Deuteronomy 34:1).

But then I read closer:-

From the beach of Lake Willoughby's Southwest Cove, the sheer cliffs of Mount Pisgah tower over the deep, frigid water. Across the narrows, Mount Hor's peak completes the look of a Scandinavian fjord. In the summertime, the beach offers a different view: naked sunbathers. Southwest Cove is one of the most famous nude beaches in the country, but there's a move under way to make people put their suits back on.


1 comment:

Batya said...

And what about Jericho?