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Hi paul,
As we have gone over in the past there are instances where in the peshitta there are two words for demon and cross and two different kinds of priests in the book of hebrews IIRC.
Which forum should these things be put in?
judge Wrote:Hi paul,
As we have gone over in the past there are instances where in the peshitta there are two words for demon and cross and two different kinds of priests in the book of hebrews IIRC.
Which forum should these things be put in?

Great point Michael,

I've created a new forum called "Multiple-Inheritance" (Steve's "Carusoisms" have rubbed off on me <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/laugh.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laugh" /><!-- s:lol: -->)

drmlanc

The problem with these is that since they are sort of "reverse split words", Greek primacists can claim them as split words that prove Greek primacy...
drmlanc Wrote:The problem with these is that since they are sort of "reverse split words", Greek primacists can claim them as split words that prove Greek primacy...

Unless we demonstrate that there's a good reason for the Multple Aramaic words. For instance, the two words for "priest" - Jesus would never be called a "Kahna" because that's the line of Aaron. But he would be called a "Kumra" - since that just means "priest" and not "Aaronic priest."

The Greek language does not have a need to have these two words for "priest". And in this case, the Aramaic is clearly superior because it conveys more information. And translations rarely convey more information than the originals.

With the Greek split-words, however - it's not the same thing at all. There's no good reason why they split these words. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/happy.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

In other words, what I'm trying to say is that Multiple-Inheritance is not the opposite of Polysemy - it is a valuable tool for us !

drmlanc

Phew, that's a relief. I was thinking along those lines too, that 'split words' of Aramaic show more information and support Peshitta primacy, while "split words" in Greek don't help at all and again help Peshitta primacy <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->