[B-Greek] Greek letters

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Fri Nov 3 16:06:28 EST 2006

The letter "j" is a transliteration of the Greek letter "iota," which is the transliteration of the Hebrew/Aramaic letter "yod." The letter "j" was a modification of the Latin letter "I" to signify that it was being used as a consonant and not as a vowel. this was first done in the 16th century. 
Prof. Kevin W. Woodruff, M.Div., M.S.I.S.
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----- Original Message ----
From: "slewfoot at rangeweb.net" <slewfoot at rangeweb.net>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2006 3:57:11 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Greek letters

I have just started a New Testament Greek class. And while learning the Alphabet
I noticed that there is no J in the greek. So where does the J in John come from
in the New Testament as in Mark 1:4? 

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