From: Iver Larsen (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 03:03:40 EDT
> on 10/18/01 7:37 PM, Mark Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Can someone tell me how hEPTAKIS is derived. Assuming
> > the hEPTA part is "seven," where does KIS come from?
> Not sure I have this right, but judging from the words that have this
> ending, it seems to be an adverbial suffix meaning "times." In a search I
> did, I came up with hEBDOMHKONTAKIS (seventy times), hEPTAKIS
> (seven times),
> hOSAKIS (as many times as), PENTAKIS (five times), POLLAKIS (many times),
> POSAKIS (how many times?).
> Steven Lo Vullo
From a translation point of view this is interesting in
Matt 18:22: OU LEGW SOI hEWS hEPTAKIS ALLA hEWS HEBDOMHKONTAKIS hEPTA
The seventy-fold seven was wrongly transferred by literal English versions
into 70 times 7 times when in fact it means 77 times. Jesus is probably
making reference to Gen 4:24 where Lamech says that he will revenge 77-fold.
Jesus now says that in the new Kingdom of God forgiveness has replaced
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