[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.

Harold Holmyard

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