Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What's In A Word?


Creed

Filioque

Mishna

Amoraim

Pentateuch

Lapsarianism

Septuagint

Aramaic

Midrash

Episcopacy

Halacha

Bavli

Schism

Decalogue

Sanhedrin

Sola scriptura

Tannaim

Pericope

Tanakh

Justification

Ecclesia

Apostate


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4 comments:

  1. Oh dear! I had to look up most of them!

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  2. It's true that these are not run-of-the-mill, most of them, unless you're a seminarian. Which I'm not (there's a special glass cage for me to enter when I deliver flowers).

    Obscure though they are, it's the differences between and among some that have focused a good deal of our common history.

    Pick a word -- any word -- and it's likely some man will either gamble on its meaning for drinks or start a fight?

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  3. No doubt. The consequences of Henry VIII's schism with the Roman Catholic Church are still felt on a daily basis in the British Isles.

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  4. What a collection to delight the ears and tongue...

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