Greek word in the Passover?
Kevin W. Woodruff
cierpke at prodigy.net
Wed Jan 23 10:56:05 EST 2002
The 2nd aorist of hIKNEOMAI is hIKOMHN. It occurs in Homer's Illiad 8.148.,
It also occurs as AFIKNEOMAI is used in early prose according to Liddell
At 09:24 AM 1/23/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>I have run across some material that comments on the Passover Seder that
>developed soon after the time of Christ. The argument presented is that the
>broken Matzah is called by a Greek word "afikomen" (HFIKOMEN ?, it was not
>written in Greek characters) which is supposedly the aorist of "ikneomai"
>(IKNEOMAI ??) and means "he came". This does not appear to be a NT verb,
>though that in an of itself is not a problem. However, it does seem to have
>some other problems: 1) would we not expect a sigma and an alpha in the
>aorist form? 2) the -OMEN ending seems to be an active 1st person plural
>which would be unusual with a "deponent" verb, wouldn't it? Can anyone shed
>any light on this?
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