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Eli,Eloi (was: Passover/Easter (was: Italogallic in Zera,and otherlanguages.))

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, April 30, 2000, 8:54
Raymond Brown wrote:
> Well, it ain't. The vocative is 'He:lie'.
I didn't even know Greek *had* a vocative.
> So Matthew quotes the cry in Hebrew?
Just the name "eli" is Hebrew.
> ...and as Greek had no way of showing medial /h/, it would written: 'elai' > or 'eloi'.
So *that*'s why there's the disagreement between eli and eloi. The evangelists disagreed over whether he used the Hebrew or the Aramaic form for "my God". -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor