Re: [GTh] GTh LL33 int and 77 int--evidence of reconstruction by a Coptic hand
- Mike wrote, quotong Don:
> > As to something else you mentioned, citing a Larry Hurtado paper:numerical
> > it's interesting that IH with overstrike was the number 18. The first
> > letter of the Hebrew word "chay," meaning life, does have the
> > value of 18. If you include the yod, though, the full gematria valueIt doesn't seem right, because it isn't right! I was reading from a
> > becomes 38.
> This doesn't seem right. Although Hurtado uses only Hebrew
> letters to designate the word, it appears to be yod-heth, which has
> a value of 10+8. The heth is 'ch' of course, and the unwritten aleph
> isn't counted. Let's compare sources for the value of Hebrew letters.
table with multiple columns, and the values I picked up were from the
wrong column. Cheth is worth 8, and yod is worth 10. Obviously, I'm
not adept at gematria.
Interesting, by the way, what you said about analysis of the Psalms. I
can well imagine that a lot of other texts should be examined in that way.