Word of the Day / Degel: The miraculous morphing of military unit into flag
The root d-g-l appears in the Bible several times, but in contexts that left translators bewildered.
It is Israeli Independence Day - Yom Haatzmaut, and as you might have guessed, the streets are decked out with blue and white flags. The Hebrew word for flag is DE-gel, an ancient word that meant many things, none of which were flag. So how did this happen?