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Qnoma?...definition
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Hi Paul and Forum:
It should not come as a surprise that there are not always universal cognates between languages. The way Hebrew and Aramaic developed was different than Greek, Latin or English. Therefore cognates cannot always be found, between languages in a single ROOT.

The Aramaic word "qnoma" has no Greek, Hebrew or English cognate. However, when it is used in the Peshitta it is used contextually and these together give us a broad meaning of the meaning of the word. Another example of this is the Hebrew word "olam" and the Aramaic cognate "alama" which contextually can mean either "world" or "eternal". In John 3:16 this ROOT appears twice in the Peshitta. The first time it appears contextually as "world" and the second time it appears contextually as "eternal". The Greek follows with a necessary dualism, first with "cosmos" (world) then respectively with "aon" (eternal).

Coming back to "qnoma", I find it best to let Jesus and the Apostle Paul define it's use and parameters as in Luke 11:17, John 5:26, 6:53, Romans 9:3, 1Corinthians 9:27, 2Corinthians 12:15, Ephesians 2:15,Colossians 2:15, Hebrews 1:3.

Hebrew and Aramaic are sister languages that have always shared at least 90% of their cognates (ROOT WORDS). The same cognates are shared with ancient Akkadian and Sumerian. What allowed Hebrew and Aramaic to survive, while Akkadian and Sumerian died out was the use of the Phoenecian Alphabet (22 phonetics, each represented by a single shape, related to the actual sound made in the mouth) , as opposed to cuniform (a system of articulated wedges used primarily on a tablet of soft clay). Chinese characters are descended from cuniform. So Aramaic and Hebrew survived because they had a 22 letter phonetic alphabet.

The Greeks borrowed from the Phoenecian alphabet. They corrupted the use of the ancient cognates (ROOT WORDS) by replacing them with their own (patterned after their idolatrous religions).

I perceive also, that the development of Classical Greek is a valiant attempt to organize it into a very readable story type language. Ancient Greek writings reflect their world view (Aristotle, Homer). There is a correlation between Egyptian, Babylonian and Greek, in their false deities. They all are inseparably linked by superstition, to annular astronomical positions of the sun, moon and stars coupled with agrarian cycles of the annular seasons. They just use different names for their false deities.

On the other hand, Aramaic and Hebrew seem to have developed differently than Greek. Their is no hint of idolatry in the development of Aramaic and Hebrew. Abram "crossed over" ("eevree"-became a Hebrew) when he migrated from Ur to Haran. Haran (Central Syria) was the hub of the Aramaic language. Ur (from where Abram originated), south of Babylon was still using cuniform while Abram learned to use the Phonecian alef-bet. It is here that Abram learned to articulate with his mouth the answer of faith that pleased Elohim, and was counted to Abram as righteousness.

Perhaps the development of Hebrew was from Aramaic. As the Hebrew language developed so also did the historical (written record) of the nation of Israel, fathered by faithful Abraham. From the nation of Israel came the Bible, first the TaNaK (Old Testament) then with the appearing of the Messiah the completion of the Aramaic New Testament. Undoubtedly the Peshitta New Testament is as close to the ???autograph??? as we can get.

With the example of Greek following Aramaic grammatical structuring, such as Casus Pendens, the Greek New Testament would appear to be a valiant attempt at an "interlinear translation", produced together by learned Greek and Aramaic speaking Christians in the humble tradition of Abraham, to pass on the written Gospel to the nations of the world.

Sh'lama,
Stephen Silver.
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Qnoma?...definition - by judge - 03-31-2004, 09:42 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 03-31-2004, 10:59 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-02-2004, 10:07 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-02-2004, 11:05 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-03-2004, 05:18 PM
Qnoma definition - by Andrew Gabriel Roth - 04-03-2004, 11:04 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-04-2004, 01:08 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-04-2004, 03:09 AM
[No subject] - by Andrew Gabriel Roth - 04-04-2004, 04:08 AM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-04-2004, 05:32 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-04-2004, 08:35 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-05-2004, 03:08 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-05-2004, 03:20 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-05-2004, 03:35 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-05-2004, 04:57 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-05-2004, 05:20 PM
UNIVERSAL COGNATES? - by nashama - 04-05-2004, 05:39 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-05-2004, 07:27 PM
[No subject] - by judge - 04-05-2004, 10:54 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 12:17 AM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 12:44 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 01:15 AM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 01:23 AM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-06-2004, 01:33 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 02:29 AM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 02:39 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 03:31 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-06-2004, 07:47 AM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 07:59 AM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-06-2004, 01:08 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 01:46 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-06-2004, 03:56 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 04:07 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 04:48 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 05:17 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 05:20 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 05:28 PM
Re: Qnoma?...definition - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 05:42 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 09:00 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 09:08 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-06-2004, 09:59 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-06-2004, 10:21 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 04-07-2004, 12:15 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-07-2004, 01:52 AM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-07-2004, 02:20 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-07-2004, 02:48 AM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-07-2004, 04:10 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-08-2004, 08:22 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-08-2004, 02:39 PM
[No subject] - by abudar2000 - 04-08-2004, 05:32 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-09-2004, 12:39 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-09-2004, 04:41 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-09-2004, 03:30 PM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-10-2004, 02:35 AM
Re: Qnoma?...definition - by Paul Younan - 04-10-2004, 05:01 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-10-2004, 11:54 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-10-2004, 02:42 PM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-11-2004, 03:01 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-11-2004, 03:42 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-11-2004, 03:46 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 04-11-2004, 04:32 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-11-2004, 05:13 AM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-11-2004, 05:32 AM
Re: Qnoma?...definition - by Paul Younan - 04-11-2004, 02:25 PM
Qnoma?...definition - by george - 04-11-2004, 04:14 PM

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