[b-hebrew] Alleged meaning of ecclesia in OT

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Dec 17 13:27:10 EST 2004

On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 11:17:26 -0500 "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> Harold:
> Checking the Hebrew, the word ekklesia is used to translate QHL in 
> Hebrew. One time it is used for LHQT and a couple of times it was 
> used to translate the idea of assamblage where neither the specific 
> term QHL nor a  synonym was used.
> I noticed that while "ekklesia" in Greek is used to translate QHL, 
> it is never used for MW(D. Which word(s) did the translators of the 
> LXX use for the latter? I thought that calling out for a meeting in 
> Y(D was closer to ekkalew than QHL with its idea of assembling, 
> unless the Greek understanding of ekklesia was necessarily a public 
> assemblage, while MW(D could be and often was a private meeting? 
> What words did the LXX use for Y(D and MW(D? What other words did 
> they use of QHL? ( QHL was not always used for a called out meeting 
> or assemblage, but also refered to a collection of nations, as in 
> Genesis. )
> Karl W. Randolph.

The )oHeL MoW("D is called the SKHNH MARTURIOU in the LXX.  See Ex 33.7.


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