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In the entire Tanach the moon is generally called Yareach. There are 3 instances where it is called Levana. One is ישעיהו: כד. כג. וחפרה הלבנה ובושה החמה. Another one is ישעיהו: ל. כו. והיה אור הלבנה כאור החמה. The third one is שיר השירים: ו. י. מי זאת הנשקפה כמו שחר יפה כלבנה. Why is it called Levana at times when most of the times it is known as Yareach?

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Sometimes also called חודש, no? – gt6989b Mar 20 '13 at 14:06
Those are also the only times the sun is called חמה (except once more in Iyov) – Double AA Mar 20 '13 at 14:11
I'm guessing this is just the evolution of the language. Those are fairly new sfarim. – Charles Koppelman Mar 20 '13 at 15:18
well, not "fairly new". Let's say "relatively new". But there may be a deeper meaning, too. – Charles Koppelman Mar 20 '13 at 22:10

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