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

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, April 29, 2000, 22:41
yl-ruil wrote:
> "My god" isn't *eli/eloi*, but *ilahi* in Aramaic IIRC.
But, isn't the Hebrew for "God" "el"? So, wouldn't My God in Hebrew be "eli", or something similar?
> Funny how the only > bit that they got wrong in the Aramaic quotations in the New Testament was > "my god".
Supposing that it didn't mean "my God", wouldn't the disciples have fudged on that bit, since they were trying to act within a Judaic context?
> <trying not to cause any more offense> Note that I didn't say I agreed with > this. 2000 years is a long time for things to get mixed up.
Quite true. And I doubt that we know everything about *colloquial* Aramaic dialects of the time. Who knows? Maybe _eli/eloi_ was valid as "my God" in another dialect? -- "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