¹wssy: The Sea of Reeds: The Red Sea,” Vetus Testamentum 15 (1965), pp. 395–98, esp. 397, 398. See also J. A. Montgomery, “Hebraica (2) yam sûp (‘The Red Sea’) = Ultimum Mare?” Journal of the American Oriental Society 58 (1938), pp. 131–132. It has been objected that sôp is an Aramaic word which was introduced into Hebrew at a late date (M. Wagner, Die lexikalischen und grammatikalischen Aramaismen in Alttestamentlichen Hebräisch [Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 96; Alfred Töpelmann: Berlin, 1966], p. 87). However, the occurrence of verbal forms of this root in Amos 3:15; Psalm 73:19; Jeremiah 8:13 and Zephaniah 1:2, 3 indicates that sôp need not be considered a late Aramaism in Hebrew; see G. Ahlstrom, “Joel and the Temple Cult in Jerusalem,” Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 21 (1971), pp. 2–3.