Possible Hebrew origins of 'Ooh-Rah!'

Possible Hebrew origins of 'Ooh-Rah!'

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November 28th, 2005, 12:59 am #1

Hey Gunny,

I have read your article about the origins of 'Ooh-Rah!'. And it sounds solid. I am currently attending Bible college to become a minister and came across a Hebrew word that comes extremely close to our battle cry and has the same meaning as well. The Hebrew word is 'Ruwa' (pronounced roo-'ah). It's meaning is, "Ruwa is the battle cry. An act of war, ruwa declaring to all who hear the might and unstoppable power of the Lord of Hosts, and the inescapable destruction of His enemies. It was with the ruwa that the walls of Jericho came crashing down." Just something to chew on Gunny.

Kevin J Lounsbury
Former LCpl, USMC
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November 28th, 2005, 1:04 am #2

..........why not!
I'm beginning to learn to never doubt ANYTHING--a bit too late perhaps....


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November 28th, 2005, 1:55 pm #3

Hey Gunny,

I have read your article about the origins of 'Ooh-Rah!'. And it sounds solid. I am currently attending Bible college to become a minister and came across a Hebrew word that comes extremely close to our battle cry and has the same meaning as well. The Hebrew word is 'Ruwa' (pronounced roo-'ah). It's meaning is, "Ruwa is the battle cry. An act of war, ruwa declaring to all who hear the might and unstoppable power of the Lord of Hosts, and the inescapable destruction of His enemies. It was with the ruwa that the walls of Jericho came crashing down." Just something to chew on Gunny.

Kevin J Lounsbury
Former LCpl, USMC
http://www.oorah.org/
http://www.oorah.org/


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GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)--'72
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GyG's Old Salt Marines Tavern ~Interactive~
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November 28th, 2005, 2:45 pm #4

Hey Gunny,

I have read your article about the origins of 'Ooh-Rah!'. And it sounds solid. I am currently attending Bible college to become a minister and came across a Hebrew word that comes extremely close to our battle cry and has the same meaning as well. The Hebrew word is 'Ruwa' (pronounced roo-'ah). It's meaning is, "Ruwa is the battle cry. An act of war, ruwa declaring to all who hear the might and unstoppable power of the Lord of Hosts, and the inescapable destruction of His enemies. It was with the ruwa that the walls of Jericho came crashing down." Just something to chew on Gunny.

Kevin J Lounsbury
Former LCpl, USMC
NOTE:
Ref
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dickg/oohrah.html

Despite eyewitness accounts as to the origin of OohRah, boots continue to insist upon coming up w/other phony origins for OohRah!
Among these are that it was a Russian/Turkish (take your pick) battle cry; a marching "Jodie" used by Women Marines; and so on and on...some ridiculous, some humorous, and some.....hmmmm.


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R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)--'72
GyG's Globe and Anchor! --Sites & Forums
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dickg/sites.html
GyG's Old Salt Marines Tavern ~Interactive~
http://network54.com/Forum/135069
Gunny G's Globe and Anchor Weblog
http://gunnyg.blogspot.com
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