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Are greeks mentioned in the bible?

 
 
OGIONIK
 
Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 01:32 pm
im not sure about the timeframes, im reading the bible again and lookin up the names i find in wiki, very fun indeed.

what did the hebrews call the greeks?
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curtis73
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:16 pm
I think they were called "great lizards". They were the dinosaurs on Noah's Ark.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:25 pm
LOL Ogionik - the Bible includes the New Testament, which was written in Greek! Plenty of Greeks mentioned in there, too.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:26 pm
im taking a guess at "tarshish"
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Chai
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:26 pm
I thought you said geeks.

Solomons 35th wife, Claire, was sorta geeky.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:27 pm
i dont count the new testament, to me its seperate.

but yeah . thanks for the info..
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:30 pm
thats crazy, the bible (old testament) is just like the history of the jews.

the new testament is different somehow i cant explain it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:33 pm
Goddamnit, Chai, you stole my joke . . .
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:34 pm
what im noticing is probably the fact that they are wiritten by way different people in way different timeframes.

yep.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:35 pm
OGIONIK wrote:
im taking a guess at "tarshish"


That's an old name the Greeks used for the Jews, Ogionik - where do you get your "information"?!

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Be this etymology sound or not, it is clear that one and the same root is the basis of all the forms of the name, which is thereby identified with the name by which the S. part of the peninsula was originally known to the Phoenicians, Hebrews (Tarshish), and Greeks; and hence that this city was a great seaport from the earliest period of history. (11.89)


From
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Do a query for "Hebrews" on the Greek texts (presumably you need to specify "English") on that site; you'll get the complete text from which the above paragraph on the great ports of what is today Lebanon.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:35 pm
everywhere.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:38 pm
ive heard it was the spanish , and possibly even the dutch as well.

yay for another stupid language puzzle i have to figure out to line up the bible with the modern world. hooray.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:39 pm
Depends on what books you include in the Bible.

If you include 1 Maccabees, then you've got the whole struggle of the Jews against Greeks who had conquered Judea.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:48 pm
Hi George - could you please fix this link if it widens the page? Can't do it on tiny screen:

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moajrnl;cc=moajrnl;rgn=full%20text;idno=acf4325.1-42.001;didno=acf4325.1-42.001;node=acf4325.1-42.001%3A6;view=image;seq=0053

It's part of a search in Perseus database for "Greeks and Jews" and starts:

"The Romans and Greeks appear alike to have held the Jews in detestation..."

Old story, that one....
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George
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:52 pm
The link works fine, High Seas.

...and, yes, an old and sad story indeed...
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 02:58 pm
Chai wrote:
I thought you said geeks.

Solomons 35th wife, Claire, was sorta geeky.


GREAT ass though...
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 03:45 pm
High Seas wrote:
Hi George - could you please fix this link if it widens the page? Can't do it on tiny screen:

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moajrnl;cc=moajrnl;rgn=full%20text;idno=acf4325.1-42.001;didno=acf4325.1-42.001;node=acf4325.1-42.001%3A6;view=image;seq=0053

It's part of a search in Perseus database for "Greeks and Jews" and starts:

"The Romans and Greeks appear alike to have held the Jews in detestation..."

Old story, that one....


does it say why they hold the jes in detestation?

did they cansider them "barbarians"?

i wish i could read, a really really really thorough damn history of the world.

every book i read says something different, and then they were all from ancient languages (like the bibles) and translated, and exaggerated sometimes as well.

ARGH!
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 03:48 pm
all i want to know is how humanity started, and the real events that unfolded.

is that so hard to ask ;D

Humans came from africa right?

this is the wrong forum, im sorry. this belongs in history, not religion.

i care not for fantasies and fiction. the abrahamic god isnt what im interested in.

sorry ill be on my way to a better place for this post.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 03:49 pm
It belongs in science, Boss, not history.

The origins of the human race occurred in pre-history.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2008 03:53 pm
OGIONIK wrote:
i wish i could read, a really really really thorough damn history of the world.


Try "The Story of Civilization," by Will and Ariel Durant. I didn't reference it as a single book, because it's not, it's eleven books. It is well worth reading however, and is arguably the best "whole earth history" ever written. This man and his wife wanted to write a "biography" of history, and to avoid the cult of the expert specialist. As for accounts which disagree, you'll never get away from that. You have to learn to apply your own judgment.
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