Mk 4:10ff.

Jim West jwest at Highland.Net
Wed Jan 27 10:50:47 EST 1999


At 02:11 PM 1/27/99 +0100, you wrote:

>The normal Greek term for mystery rites would be TELETAI. The great
>initiatory room at Eleusis was called the TELESTHRION.

True- of course (which is of great significance, by the way, for Matthew
7)... Nevertheless, the initiation of a new convert to the mystery cults did
involve their adopting the "mystery/rites" of the cult.

Best,

Jim
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Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

jwest at highland.net
http://web.infoave.net/~jwest




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