From: Ben Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 30 1998 - 17:53:32 EDT
On Sun 30 Aug 98 (08:51:39), email@example.com wrote:
> In Mark 6:7 we see DUO DUO, in 6:39 we see SUMPOSIA SUMPOSIA, in 6:40 we
> see PRASIAI PRASIAI. Is it accurate to think of this as laying out the
> nouns spatially, or in "Old Macdonald" fashion, "here a two, there a
> two", "here an eating party, there an eating party", "here a clump,
> there a clump"?
Carl has anwered; but if I may I would like to add that the most obvious
parallel to DUO DUO is in Exodus 6:20 LXX: the animals are to go into the
ark DUO DUO. And in 7:2 we have, for the clean animals, hEPTA hEPTA.
As for SUMPOSIA SUMPOSIA... PRASIAI PRASIAI compare the LXX of Isaiah 28:10
QLIYIN EPI QLIYIN PROSDECOU, QaW WaQaW QaW WaQaW
ELPIDA EP' ELPIDI TsaW WaTsaW TsaW WaTsaW
ETI MIKRON, ETI MIKRON ktl We`eR ShaM We`eR ShaM '''
The audience is complaining that Isaiah is treating them as children,
telling them "kindergarten stuff". In the Hebrew it reads just like the
class repeating each clause after Sir, as in the synagogue Kindergarten
class, learning by rote. BTW, the LXX is not an accurate rendition of the
Hebrew at all! QaW=QLIYIN? TsaW=ELPIS? hardly... [Q=Hebrew QoPh, Greek
Theta; W=Hebrew Waw, Greek Omega].
But I like your "Old MacDonald had a farm" analogy! Kids' stuff too!
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <firstname.lastname@example.org> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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