scox at Mail.Sparkice.COM.CN
Sat Oct 3 22:38:38 EDT 1998
...poor Yorick I knew him well :-)
Er, hmm, sorry, the question is re. BAGD which
gives "fertilizer" as one possible meaning of ALAS.
This is not supported by LSJ or as far as I can see
any papyri. Or indeed by common sense. Does
anyone have a contemporary source that would
Also Philo Special Laws 289 states salt is a symbol
of immortality - preserving bodies - and a parable of
the soul. Is such an idea derived from non-Jewish
Finally has anyone ever tried either burning salt or
leaven on their barbecues to see what would happen?
(This last one is probably an answers off list question)
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