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 Post subject: Greek & the Old Testament
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:46 pm 
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So, last night we were discussing the Biblical genealogies, and (long story short) I discovered that the Old Testament name Obed (as in the son of Ruth & Boaz) is the same as Ovid (as in classical ancient poetry!) :o

Weird, huh? - I had NO idea it was the same name, having always pronounced both names according to their English spelling. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Greek & the Old Testament
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:46 pm 
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That's one of the confusing things in the genealogies. It seems standardized spelling in English wasn't really a "thing" until after the 1940's!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:52 am 
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And, if your family was illiterate (as most were) the name's spelling might have changed every time they said it out loud to a public official who was writing it down! My cousin has been tracing our (paternal) genealogy, and it seems that the name changed like the sands on the seashore. :?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Anna1111 wrote:
And, if your family was illiterate (as most were) the name's spelling might have changed every time they said it out loud to a public official who was writing it down! My cousin has been tracing our (paternal) genealogy, and it seems that the name changed like the sands on the seashore. :?


I don't know how it's going to be with the weird way people are spelling names now. I think we should have Bob 1, Bob 2, Bob 3, etc, and Alice 1, Alice 2, .... :lol:


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