[b-hebrew] Common Sense

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Oct 18 12:29:56 EDT 2006


Ethel Jean (Kowan) Saltz wrote:

> Now that I've read the Ecclesiasticus article from the Britannica and 
> pondered.
> 
> Can we consider Common Sense, Sekhel Ha-Yashar, Logos 2. as "common sense"? 
> ;)
> 
> Further would Logos have a different meaning in the Septuagint than it has 
> in the New Testament?
> Since we all now KNOW that Ecclesiasticus was originially a Hebrew 
> production. I'm getting the idea more&more that there always were two kinds 
> of Jews in the Diaspora, the Babylonian Jews and the Greek Jews.  Just like 
> there are Sephardic Jews and Ashkenazi Jews.  Right now, Israeli Jews and 
> USA Jews and European Jews.  All finally united by the Hebrew Language c. 
> 1990.
> 
> Merriam Webster:
>  Main Entry: Lo£gos
> Pronunciation: ‚l‹-ƒgäs, -ƒg‹s
> Function: noun
> Inflected Form: plural Lo£goi  \-ƒg•i\
> Etymology: Greek, speech, word, reason— more at legend
> Date: 1587
> 
> 
> 1 : the divine wisdom manifest in the creation, government, and redemption 
> of the world and often identified with the second person of the Trinity
> 2 : reason that in ancient Greek philosophy is the controlling principle in 
> the universe 

HH: The term you use here, logos, might include 
common sense, but logos goes beyond common sense. 
Common sense is just the general understanding of 
reality common among people.

Yours,
Harold Holmyard




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