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Question on Relation of Three words in Lexicon

Postby birdman717 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:08 am

A friend of mine and I have been looking into a few things and are a bit lost and need some help. The information we have is from a Bauer-Danker Lexicon, that I have attached a scanned page of which has the items we are wondering about. We want to understand the relationship between 3 words...

Ok, the question: Notice on the scanned page the highlighted areas. The Yellow highlighted area is where we were, but then we noticed that the word before it and after it (in blue highlighter) are similar: "dust" and "earthy". But smack dab in-between these words are the Greek words for six hundred and sixty six. The question is, how are these words all related with each other? I mean, why would a number be in there with words that mean, well... dirt basically? More specifically, how is the word for 666 similar to that of either dust or chaff (In Koine Greek of course)? If anyone here could give me an answer or some direction to find an answer, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks for your time,

Take Care,

Chris
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Re: Question on Relation of Three words in Lexicon

Postby IreneY » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:26 am

Hi there! It's just a matter of alphabetical order really. The second letter of χνους comesjust before the second letter of χξζ (the greek numerals for 666) and the second letter for χοϊκός comes right after ksi (ξ). You can check the greek alphabet in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_alphabet (or any other site you may want) :)
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Re: Question on Relation of Three words in Lexicon

Postby birdman717 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:37 pm

IreneY, thanks!

I kinda thought that may be the case, but truly am clueless when it comes to Greek

It just seems a Major coincidence (or not!) that in a highly respected Lexicon that we find on either side of the infamous "666", basically, the element that the Material universe consists of: DUST. And... I was hoping there may be a deeper explanation to this, other than alphabetical ordering. I suppose, to try to take this further; do you know of any other Lexicons that may be more exhaustive than this one?

Furthermore... anybody: is there possibly any parallels between "chi xi stigma" (χξϚ) and "choikos" (χοϊκοί χοϊκός χοϊκοῦ)? Or is there any meanings to the individual words here? "χ" or "ξ" or "Ϛ" "chi" or "xi" or "stigma" --- ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ, hexakósioi hexēkonta héx.

Unlike many others, we are trying to see if there is any significance in this section of ancient Greek text which correlates with the material universe, specifically "dust", which the Bible says humans are made up of. Any help or direction of any type would be highly appreciated.

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Re: Question on Relation of Three words in Lexicon

Postby jaihare » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:26 pm

Digging for meaning that isn't there, I'm afraid.
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Re: Question on Relation of Three words in Lexicon

Postby birdman717 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:25 pm

jaihare wrote:Digging for meaning that isn't there, I'm afraid.


Most likely, but it's worth a shot... Thanks for your help.
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Re: Question on Relation of Three words in Lexicon

Postby joja » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:32 pm

Hello,
Re: Does the number six have any ties to the word "dust?'
I believe it does. The number six according to
the following Scripture says:

REV. 13:18
'Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man;
and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six."

Why does 666 refer to a man or a man's number or both?
I read somewhere that it was the total sum of the Latin
numerals that is on a certain papal crown...

And man is dust to begin with.
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