showing the origins of Biblical (and other) words in Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT) and the way the meanings have changed through time
Regarding the etymology of the word etymology it is made up of two words "Etymon" — Origin / True Sense / Essence and "Logoi" — Words. The modern Greek word is "Eteos" — True, Real, or Genuine. In the Greek New Testament neither Eteos nor Etymon can be found, but two closely related Greek words are Etos — Years / Cycles (since the Origin of Adam) from which we get the modern word veteran and Eimi — translated as "I am" or "Essence of Being".
This word "Etymology" was Latinized by Cicero as Veriloquium — a true speech (translation). Brings to mind Pilate's words "What is truth i.e. not hidden?"
Jesus’s reply is of course not recorded and Pilate having had the last word, walks out. And he answers his own question in his next word to the Jewish leaders “I find in him no fault at all” and after Jesus has been scourged "Behold the man".
John 1:14 And the word “logos” became flesh (weak, exposed, and subject to the ravages of the years “etos”) and dwelt, encamped among us (where men and women could see him as he is “eimi”). And we have beheld his glory, his splendour, the splendour of the only-born of the Father, full of grace (favour) and truth (unhidden).
True, like a Tree, a vine tree, through many years, He is the vine, we are his branches. His words bring total protection, as long as we stay joined. The enemy’s fibs frequently involve shortcuts, bypass the time that God says is necessary for genuine fruit.
A close derivative of truth-speaker is "sooth-sayer" from "soo" — related to the Latin / Italian verb "sono" — the old English word "sinner" → In truth I am (guilty), In truth I am (judged) — I come up short, in debt. To miss the goal and prize in Greek, also in Hebrew. To stumble - peccare in Latin, French, Italian.
Similar and related English / Germanic words to guilt, under obligation that evolved around 1200-1400 were "yield" — Make payment or service, "gild / gilt" — Provide yellow, golden covering, "guild" — Become the governing body in a town, having different members but having the same trade / tread in life (and death).
1 Cor13 Chatting about Love
Aleph Bet — Ancient Hebrew with a modern day pronunciation guide.
Alphabets — Ancient Hebrew and the various scripts that developed from it: Greek and Latin and Cyrillic, Devanagari, and Arabic. Over in the far east Chinese Japanese and Korean on the other hand developed from an early, syllabic, cuneiform script.
Amazed — Being Beside Yourself (or nuts)
Amber — Fossilized tree resin, the appearance of the Lord, and "absolutely electric"
Angels (and kings)
Aramaic — from Aram, son of Shem, and its relationship to Hebrew and Arabic
Archipelago — Latin "Archipelagus" derived from the Greek name for the Aegean Sea with almost 2,500 islands running between the east coast of Greece and the west coast of Turkey starting at the island of Crete in the south.
Ark of the Covenant — its last physical placement. In
Armenia — also from Aram, son of Shem
Baptism — Dipped in water
Basis — Authoritative place — Bema
Bible Timeline — reconciled with Jewish Calendar and James Ussher
Biblical Criticism — Jewish Rabbi on Moses contrasted with Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632-1677 and Julius Wellhausen German theologian 1844-1918
Bios — and prayer and Jacob wrestling with "the man"
Blessing and Cursing — first mention in scripture
|(a) Parchment and Papyrus (Pre flood)|
(b) Wax Tablets using stone and boxwood (Moses and the Prophets)
(c) Codex Bound Pages in a single unit by the time of Julius Caesar and the New Testament
Bind them (strips of parchment) to your fingers and write them on the (soft) tablets of your heart
Book of Jude — some thoughts
Book of Judges and Samuel — Saul and David. Includes a list of judges, a link to a list of high priests, and a reconciliation beween Paul's "450 years of judges" in the Book of Acts, and the Old Testament's "480th year" from the Exodus to Solomon "beginning to build the Lord's house"
Buddha, Confucius, Seth and Larry — words/last words
Caesar Augustus decree made about 1 BC for the Jewish customs, their holy days, and their "highest god"
Cain and Abel, Enoch and Enosh, Iysh and Ishshah, Adam and Adamah
Canada and US — some history
Catholic from two Greek words "Kata" (about) and "Holos" (the whole thing) i.e. universal teachings
Chapel and Chaplain from the French word for "cape" — story of Martin of Tours, a Roman soldier who cut his cape in two to give to a shivering person and heard the Lord "you have clothed me"
Chosen (Forever Young)
Christopher Columbus — Travelling west to "India" in 1492. Long before Copernicus (1473-1543) and Galileo (1564-1642) it was known to many scholars that the earth was a sphere, see
Chuck Missler (Chuck Smith, Maranatha Music)
Church, God and Jesus's name in numerous languages.
Cities of Refuge — Asylum — Sanctuary
Classes (in Rome and in France) and Political Parties (in UK, US, and Australia)
Consecrated Life — prayer time with Tony McLennan from Bible League Australia
Creeds up to the Apostles Creed
Cromwell and Princess Henrietta Maria and Adolf Hitler
Crucifixion — Timeline of the Last Supper, Jesus's Arrest and the Crucifixion
Day — Yowm and its meaning in Hebrew
Diocese from "dia-oikos" — a managed region
Dispensation — Resources meeting Needs. Basic Economics. Stewardship
Drinking and Watering cf Blood cf Holy Anointing Oil
Driving on the left side of the road. Before the late 1700s, everyone in Europe used to do it. Why did Europe (and the US)
Early Marriages in scripture, from Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah
Early Numerals and Measurements
East West North and South
Ecclesia — Citizens Assemblies and Early Church — Kyrie and Lord's House — and Peter
Epic of Gilgamesh — First full account discovered in 1853 in Nineveh. It was written in Akkadian script on numerous clay tablets, inside the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal, the last great king of Assyria circa 600BC. Click here for their timeline. The Nineveh record was compiled between 1300BC and 1000BC, apparently from a record in Ur, circa 2020BC. Ur, Abraham's birthplace, is also famous for the Code of Ur-Nammu click here, the oldest known law code surviving today. Gilgamesh himself was said to be a king of Erech who visited Utnapishtim (Noah) who told him about the great flood. The king's plan had been to discover the secret of eternal life, rumoured to have been granted to Noah given his great age at the visit
Epipipto — Holy Spirit Embrace
Eternity and Thoughts on 1 John 5
Eucharist from "eucharistia" — to give thanks (in response to being "well-favoured")
Evil — Two words for "evil" in New Testament "Kakos"-kakky injury and "Poneros"-painful punishment
Exodus — 1947 event that inspired a Jewish "happier-ending" book in 1958 and a movie in 1960 starring Paul Newman. In July 1947 a ship, the "SS Exodus" sailed from Sète, 200km west of Marseille in southern France, illegally bound for Haifa in Palestine, with 4,515 Jewish "Displaced Persons" following WW2. The ship was boarded by the British outside Haifa, the Jews transferred to three ships and returned to France, but once there they refused to disembark. Eventually they sailed to Hamburg Germany, under British rule at the time, where they were forced to disembark. The Jews, after screening, were then free to leave, but initially found themselves in "Displaced Persons" camps, inside Germany. Worldwide outrage followed, and in November 1947 the declaration of an "Arab" state and a "Jewish" state (Israel) in Palestine that would enable unlimited Jewish immigration into Israel, was voted on and formally adopted by the UN.
Feasts — Feast (literally Appointed Time) of Trumpets
Fellowship — Good old 1 Corinthians
Football Timeline — Aussie Rules, Gaelic Football, Grid Iron, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer
Foreknowledge vs Fortune Telling
Four Horsemen, Simon the Pharisee, Judas, and Paul's attitude to taking up a collection
Four Living Creatures, four main tribes (around the tabernacle), and the four points on the Hebrew compass: east (towards the sunrise), south (strong hand on the right), north (hidden covering on the left), and west (the roar, the Mediterranean Sea behind)
Garden Tomb, Calvary, Maps of the old city and Modern Jerusalem
Gehenna — the valley of fire for refuse and dishonoured corpses in the days of Jesus
Genesis 2 and 3 — Nakedness, Smoothness, and Shame
Gentile — A member of a nation-family, in the Latin "gentilis", in the Greek "ethnikos", in the Hebrew "goy".
Glory, Weight, Gravity — Law of Relativity and Four Forces in Physics
Goad — An iron spike, nail at the end of a rod about two or more metres long.
God's 7 Day Week vs Blind Evolution
Greatest Commandment — Love God with Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength
Greek History — Solon's Democracy to Alexander the Great
Happening — stuff that happens to happen to people
Homosexual, first used as a word about 1880
On a somewhat related issue, click here for some statistics on sex abnormalities in DNA, ones that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies.
Click here for an authoritative Q&A on HIV/AIDS.
Horse — Hebrew meaning is "Skip" (for joy). Top speed about 88 kph. Ridden by cavalry and charioteers, the wealthy, the nobles, and the King in Old Testament times and also in the Book of Revelation.
Ass or donkey — Beasts of burden. Top speed about 24 kph. Ridden by Jesus when he entered Jerusalem.
Host from "hostia" — holy victim/stranger/sacrifice
contrast with the other meaning of "Host" — from "hospes" — showing hospitality to strangers or guests
Human — Early use of the pronouns "he" and "she", semen and sperm, hormones, and bacteria colonies in the gut
Humour, from Latin humor ‘moisture’, 'bodily fluids' changing in the late 16th century to its modern meaning where "humoring someone" means "providing amusement, teasing and sport"
Hur, Bible men in the Background
India — its ancient name "Bhaa-rat" as written in eight of its most widely spoken languages and their background.
Inflation — its History
Japanese — some background to their scripts
Jealousy — Zeal — Envy — Qanna (Hebrew) and Zelos (Greek)
Jeremiah 29 and living in Babylon
Jerusalem — its History with maps to the "Old City", plus extra sketches of Herod's Temple.
Jesus's Family — Cousins,Aunties
Jesus Life on Earth 2 BC — 31 AD
Keep — Guard — Being responsible — Shamar
Kisses and other interesting subjects
Kyrie — It's Christmas, so I just updated my page on Kyrie Eleison and that old chap, Cyrus, with some extra background.
Let's Go Dancing — Choros
Lawrence of Arabia — TE Lawrence (1888 - 1935), a "James Bond" character who was a British Intelligence Army Officer in Cairo, Aqaba, and Damascus during WW1 (1915 - 1918).
Logos (loyal) Law Love and Lever
Love and Truth and Marriage (and soul and spirit)
Marriage and Betrothal — Its meaning and its history in early scripture, in modern Israel, in England, and Australia
Mass from "Dismissal" — Go forth
Mention from the Latin word "mens, mentis" and the Greek word "mneia" — the mind. Click here for Paul's use of the word in his prayers for the church. Click here for all New Testament related words "memories, remembrances, even sepulchres and tombs" — the "redeemed" past that is ever present in God, in his unchanging nature. Jesus Christ, the redeemer, the same yesterday, today, and
Mishnah also refers to the Second (or Oral) Law. It was codified by
Motoring History — Motor Cars and Petrol
Mt Sinai — The Law, and That Fellowship Issue - Good old 1 Corinthians
Music — its pentatonic, diatonic and chromatic scales, Chinese musicology, and A440 — the audio frequency reference presently used for orchestra tuning. What does all that mean ?
Myers Briggs Psychological Types and Work Place Stats
Nicodemus, Nicolas of Antioch, Nicolaus of Damascus, and Nicolaitans
Numbers and Measurements
Nun from "nana" — a term of family affection for an older lady
Offerings — Five Offerings in Leviticus
Paradise and the Third Heaven
Parish from "para-oikos" — the administrative "part" of a diocese (or bishopric) that has its "own building" (or church).
Passion — Suffering — Feeling Under Pressure — Pascho and Pascha
Passover — its layout and its dates in Israel in 2020
Paul Brand and "Granny" Brand (and pain and Cain and Abel)
Paul's Missionary Journeys one per map plus a full map with original Bible names
Peace — Irony — Shalom (Hebrew) and Eirene (Greek)
Pneumatikos vs Psuchikos — Spiritual vs Natural
Priest — in old English "Preost" is related to the French word "Provost" (where the v is pronounced as a w), and the High German word "Probost". Both are related to the Latin word "Praepositus" — Front Row (Forward) and the Greek word "Presbus" — "Pres" (Front) and "Bu" (ox) — (an Ox) leading the way. From which we also derive the word "Presbyterian", normally translated in English as Elder. In the Vulgate Bible the Latin word "Senior" was used, their word for an Elder or Older man.
Priest in Old Testament Hebrew (and translated in the Greek Septuagint as "Hiereus") is the word "Kohen" — Officer (of God), a title conferred on Melchizedek in early Jerusalem at the time of Abraham, Jethro in Midian at the time of Moses, and then on Aaron (Moses's older brother) and his descendants.
Priest in New Testament Greek is the word Hiereus from "Hieros" — Holy One — the one who points the way to connectedness or Wholeness (Holiness). In the Latin Vulgate the word "Sacerdos" was used, for the one who did Holy or Sacred Acts. See too Hierosolyma — Jerusalem, "Pointing the Way out to Peace" from the Hebrew words "Yara" and "Shalom". Also Hieron, the "Holy Temple" (contrasted with Hagion, the "Holy Place").
"High" Priest is Archiereus — Actions of Piety of Christ in Hebrews 5
Psalm 137:9 — Devastation — Dashing little ones upon the rocks
Python — from Greek word "Putho" - to enquire. Related via Latin to the words "putrid" and "ponder" and "foundation". Also a place, later called Delphi, an ancient sanctuary in Greece where people sought out oracles. And an evil spirit, as seen in
Rabbis and Princes and Scribes and Pharisees — The Jewish Council — protecting the Law and all the Traditions of Judaism over the past 2,000 years
Religious Affiliations in Australia 2016
Repentance — A Changed Worldview — Nacham (Hebrew) and Metanoia (Greek)
Reprove and Rebuke — in a definition of Faith — the substructure of things expected (hoped for), the reproof of things not seen.
Righteous among the Nations — the story of Miep Gies (and Anne Frank)
"Risen" — the movie
Sacrifice from "sacred" and "facere" — to make sacred for God
in Greek "thusos" — smoke and fire
School — its etymology
See — five shades of meaning
Seeking God and the Four Living Creatures
Sevens and Sixes (in Hebrew) — and the Sabbath rest
Seven Churches in Revelation
Seven Spirits in the Book of Revelation and in
The first spirit is the Spirit of Jehovah (God), followed by three couplets, the Future, the Present, the Past.
South Africa timeline, "Amazing Grace", anti-slavery, Mr Hitler, and Nelson Mandela
Swearing an Oath — Shaba (Hebrew) and Horkos (Greek)
Tabernacle and the Temple in the days of Solomon, Zerubbabel and Herod
Table of Nations Josephus and World's Nations Today
Tartarus — A Greek word, not found in the Hebrew, used by Peter in 2 Peter 2:4 and used twice in the Greek translation of the Old Testament, known as the Septuagint.
Taxes — History in Australia and Worldwide.
Temptation — being stressed, pierced to the limits.
Terah — Father of Delay
The World and Thoughts on 1 John 5
U235 and U238 in Uranium — some basic notes
US and Canada — some history
Week — in major languages worldwide.
Wisdom vs Knowledge and James 4
World Religions — Colossians 1&2, Romans 1:28 and Apollos
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