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5038Re: [Synoptic-L] Sira/Sirach

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  • Jack Kilmon
    Mar 12, 2014
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      Heya Bruce:
      The vernacular in 175 BCE was Aramaic. The terminal alefs and ayins were
      glottal stops. I think Sira's grandson was hearing the pharyngeal alef and
      attempted to approximate it in Greek with a chi. That could explain the
      transition from Sira to Sirach. Of course, there could be other explanations
      but this one makes sense to me.

      Jack

      -----Original Message-----
      From: E Bruce Brooks
      Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:35 AM
      To: Synoptic@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [Synoptic-L] Sira/Sirach

      Jack,

      ", tried to approximate the glottal in Greek and the best he could do in
      Greek was a palatal fricative."

      What glottal? Isn't Sira an open syllable in Hebrew?

      Bruce



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