- What the devil was the allusion about when the devil was carrying a hairy
backed baby around?
Dr Jim West
Pastor, Petros Baptist Church
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- Jim asked: What the devil was the allusion about when the
devil was carrying a hairy backed baby around?
I guess this is a mockery of the madonna and child image -
Satan's 'new creation'.
- Jan Sammer wrote:
> I suspect that the expression hUMEIS EK TOU PATROSFrom the FWIW department:
> TOU DIABOLOU ESTE has an Aramaic equivalent meaning
> something like "living a lie"--but the intricacies of Aramaic are
> beyond my ken.
The Diatessaron (Aphraates) has here:
hUMEIS EK TOU KAIN ESTE
which fits good with the following.
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany