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by Secret Alias
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'

That is important. But there's no precedent for taking a Hebrew letter as meaning 'half' or have 'half' the value of another letter. חצי is 'half.'

'Half-shekel' = חצי השקל‎

Greek ἡμισείας

Aramaic פרס, פלג
by Secret Alias
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'
Replies: 4
Views: 173

I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'

The passage is in Against Heresies 2.24: Moreover, Jesus, which is a word belonging to the proper tongue of the Hebrews, contains, as the learned among them declare, two letters and a half, and signifies that Lord who contains heaven and earth ... For, in their own language, Soter is a Greek word of...
by Secret Alias
Sun May 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 173
Views: 14032

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

No. It was a random comment. A "maybe." Not a "for sure."
by Secret Alias
Sun May 31, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 173
Views: 14032

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

There can be argued to be a reference to Secret Mark or the logic of the passage cited in To Theodore in Stromata 3.62: “we must all appear before Christ’s tribunal, where each must receive what is due to him for his physical conduct, good or bad,” that is, where a person may receive recompense for ...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Cannabis and Canaanite Religion
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Cannabis and Canaanite Religion

No wonder there were so many prophets in first Commonwealth Israel ...
by Secret Alias
Thu May 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 173
Views: 14032

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

Will do.
by Secret Alias
Thu May 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 173
Views: 14032

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

It depends what mood I'm in. And I don't know if you are really agreeing with me. You're hinting Lawlor might be right. It has little to do with me. I've seen you take an interest in Lawlor irrespective of me or my nonsense.