[b-hebrew] Mark 15:34, Mat 27:46, & Psalm 22

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Apr 21 17:34:14 EDT 2004


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Costa" <tmcos at rogers.com>
> > The questionable Ya'akov ossuary still had written
> > upon it "Yeshua."  The YESHU acronym is another matter
> > altogether, isn't it?
> >
> > B'SHALOM,
> > -- Michael Millier
>
>
> Is not the YESHU acronym the name given to Jesus of Nazareth in the
> Babylonian Talmud? If I am not mistaken I believe it is used derisively in
> that the acronym stands for the words may his name be removed or erased
from
> memory, or something to that effect.
>
> Tony Costa
>
My feeling is that the talmudic understanding of Yeshu as an acronym for
Yimax Shemo Vezikhro (may his name and memory be erased) is a retrospective
back-formation.

As far a the James Ossuary, well, I never said that it was genuine!

Yigal





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