[b-hebrew] doven-ing, another Just-So-Story by izzy (humor)
peterkirk at ozemail.com.au
Mon Jan 20 06:41:18 EST 2003
Izzy, I hate to analyse a joke, but actually your point about church
alignment is not true, but a common misconception. Random House had it
correct. "Western" churches are generally aligned to the east, whether
Jerusalem is east (as in southern Europe and America), south (as in
eastern Europe, where some churches are "western"), north (as in Africa)
or west (as here in Australia).
peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cohen, Izzy [mailto:Izzy_Cohen at bmc.com]
> Sent: 20 January 2003 01:00
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Cc: linguistics at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [b-hebrew] doven-ing, another Just-So-Story by izzy (humor)
> Importance: Low
> The nave of older Western churches usually was
> oriented towards Jerusalem. Compare navigate.
> Random House online contains:
> 9. to place so as to face the east, esp. to build
> (a church) with the chief altar to the east and
> the chief entrance to the west.
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