Fanax: the Mycenaean term for "king"; pronounced "wanax". The funny initial letter, "F", is called digamma and shows up in Archaic Greek epigraphy (papyrus and tablet writings). The sound, if not the letter form, and its linguistic equivalent initially show up in the heiroglyphic writings (Linear B) of Bronze Age Greece both at Pylos, in the far west of Greece (Peloponnese), and at Knossos in north central Crete, the funny "F". Specifically, digamma shows up in the Greek of Homer's Iliad with the word "F"anax, but there it's a "rough breathing" in the form "(h)anax", where the term is linked to an important individual at Pylos. In Classical and Hellenistic Greek, the F continues in this aspirant, or "h" sound, form at the beginning of many Greek words.

Entries for month: July 2012

Charity

July 27, 2012 ·

As the Good Book notes, charity without ????? is false, a sin (and a slap to the Greek language).  It's also contra-Biblical, which is no suprise, if you actually pay attention to God's word.  Thanks to a friend of a friend (Ken Bagnull) for this passage from 2 Samuel 24:24:

"But the king replied to Araunah, 'No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.'"

Seriously, how does anyone believe that giving from someone else's wallet is charitible?

Tags: Chrisitanity · politics

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