Pronounciation of Iesous

From: ivo (
Date: Thu May 20 1999 - 02:59:12 EDT

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Greetings all,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;just a simple question ,&nbsp;I understand
that Koine Greek is a dead language and as such the exact pronounciation as used
in the 1st century is not known for a certainty, but what is the concensus on
the pronounciation of Iesous?.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The few Greek Grammars i have (Mounce and W.
Powers) do not list Iota and Eta as a diphthong, which would mean Iesous would
be pronounced as&nbsp;I-E-SOUS, three syllables, is this correct?. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Many thanks, Ivo Smyly.</FONT></DIV>


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