Eve/Chavvah.

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Mon Jul 8 11:21:25 EDT 2002


>Basically, since Greek has no letter equivilant to the Heth in Hawwah ("X"
>is a "Kh"), it used an Eta (H). This was then picked up by the Latin as
>Eva, Eve etc.

Strangely enough, it's not that straightforward. 
Hebron in Greek was xebrwn.
Habur was xabwr(as).
Hadad (Gen 25:15) was xodad (& variations).

Placenames fared better than people's names. 
However, you will find chi for khet in some 
people's names in the LXX. Hilkiah is usually 
xelkias (as in 2 Kgs 22), but in Ezra and 
Nehemiah it is elkias.


Ian





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