[B-Greek] the word hellenistic.

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Wed Jul 30 12:23:02 EDT 2003


Hellenistic is an adjective derived frm the Greek word

Hellas which is the Greek word for "Greece." In
biblical studies it may refer to the Jews that were
outside of Palestine in the Diaspora, often it refers
to the phase of the Greek language that occured
between the Classical and Byzantine phases, which is
sometimes called "Koine."


--- dave pursey <4pbears at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi.
>      i have a question (probably a dumb one) i'd
> like to see if i can get answered.  The question is
> this  what does hellenistic mean; and here's the
> dumb part, because it sounds a lot like the word
> hell, i know that here's no connection with hell
> concerning this word but i'd still like to know what
> it means.
> Thanks.
>                                                 Dave
> Pursey.
> dave pursey
> 4pbears at earthlink.net
> Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.
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