Friday, May 02, 2008

It’s Greek to me (literally)

On the subject of Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs) (again), before I forget (again), see chapter 3, verse 9: “Apiryon . . .” Say what?! Do my eyes and ears deceive me, or is that word just as much swiped from the Greek as “afikoman” and “gematria” (whose Greek root also gave us the English word “geometry”)?


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