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[XTalk] Re: SV: naming conventions

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  • Thomas L. Thompson
    It is a common enough literary trope. Names idicate destiny. New names are the mark of a new life. Thomas---------- Fra: Brian
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 21, 1999
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      It is a common enough literary trope. Names idicate destiny. New names are
      the mark of a new life.
      Thomas

      > ----------
      > Fra: Brian Waddington[SMTP:mljb@...]
      > Svar til: crosstalk2@egroups.com
      > Sendt: 19. juni 1999 04:17
      > Til: crosstalk2@egroups.com
      > Emne: [XTalk] Re: naming conventions
      >
      > Jon Peter wrote:
      > >
      > > Does anyone understand why certain biblical persons received 2nd names
      > > during their literary lives yet most did not? eg Abram/Abraham,
      > > Sarai/Sarah, Jacob/Israel (but not Ishmael)... Simon/ Peter, Saul /Paul
      > (yet
      > > not others apostles. And I've missed some examples, I'm sure).
      > >
      > > Is there a rhyme or reason?
      > >
      > > Many thanks,
      > >
      > > Jon
      > >
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      > Perhaps this is anachronistic but in many cultures major transitions in
      > a persons life are recognized with a 'naming ceremony'. Certainly this
      > is how I understand the process in the Hebrew Scriptures
      > Brian
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