Languages: Lip and tongue

From: Randall M. Tidmore (
Date: Mon Sep 14 1998 - 10:10:56 EDT

While translating a study on "Tongues" (Acts 2; etc.) from Spanish to
English, I was reading an O.T. reference (Gen. 11:1). In Spanish (RVA 1960)
the word "tongue" is used. When I checked the Hebrew word (Strongs #8193) it
says "lip." Was "lip" an idiom in Hebrew for language as "tongue" was in
Greek? I noticed that the Sept. translated it as "lip" rather than change to
"tongue." I found this very interesting.


Randall (Randy) M. Tidmore, Evangelist
"Speaking the truth in love"
Member of the non-denominational church of Christ

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