seven

In a Fang oral adaptation the Hebrew that is translated in English as “the barren has borne seven” is translated in a culturally specific way with “The barren woman has become the mother of nine.”

Case / Case (2019) explain: “Much like the number 7 in Israelite culture, the number 9 signifies completion and perfection to the Fang. For example, in 1 Samuel 2:5 Hannah says: ‘The barren has borne seven.’ [The oral interpreter] Acacio, understanding the poetic, symbolic context, said, ‘The barren woman has become the mother of nine.'”

hungry

The Hebrew and Greek that is translated in English as “hungry” is translated in Nyongar as koborl-wirt or “without stomach.” (Source: Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang)