From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 06:52:03 EST
At 1:51 AM -0600 2/11/99, Ben Crick wrote:
>On Wed 11 Feb 98 (00:48:00 +0100), email@example.com wrote:
>> What! <gasp> WWW is not 666! Ha those hucksters will try anything won't
>> they? I have been asked this question many times and it amazes me
>> that so many people have bought into something so bogus. THANK YOU for
>> checking it out before passing it on and buying into it (to keep this in
>> the Greek context--this is a loose transaltion of Acts 17:11 <grin>).
> Actually, WWW in _Hebrew_ is Waw Waw Waw: numerical value 6 6 6.
BUT--of course!--in Greek we're using "W" as a transliteration of Omega,
which hasn't the remotest relationship (other than being a STOICEION
GRAMMATIKON) to the Hebrew letter Waw.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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