By Sebastian Faulks
The occasions of Pietro Russell's lifestyles are instructed in 26 chapters. From A-Z each one bankruptcy is decided in a distinct position and divulges a fraction of his tale. As his thoughts flicker from side to side via time in his look for a solution to the conflicts of his existence, his tale steadily unfolds. . .
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20 אודה לאוד״ה of the paytanim in Safah Berurah,108 we are witnessing completely parallel approaches. Without doing violence to reality, without identifying dissimilar situations, I think that we can detect a high level of agreement or harmony109 between many of the ideas and attitudes behind the grammatical, exegetical and scientiﬁc works of Abraham ibn Ezra and those of other Christian intellectuals of his time in twelfth-century Europe. 108. (Ed. R & S-B) 10–11. 109. I have spoken only of agreement or harmony, not of real, demonstrable, historical connections among the intellectuals of the epoch.
Our glossary well illustrates one type of use to which they were put. Even before the latest translations incorporated in the Septuagint were made (in Palestine in the early second century) Jews were using a variety of diﬀerent versions of the Greek, some very close to the Septuagint in wording and some strikingly diﬀerent. Origen, troubled and fascinated by the multiplicity of versions, selected a few of them and arranged them in parallel columns, together with the Hebrew, in a work that could be considered one of the remote ancestors of our glossary, the Hexapla.
It does not occur in the fragments of the Three. 25 Ex 16:14 מחספס. The Greek can be restored as ἀν]εσυρμένον. The verb ἀνασύρω basically means to pull up, but can mean ‘expose to view’; ‘stripped’ is a plausible rendering of the obscure and unique Hebrew word מחספס. L has an entirely diﬀerent interpretation (‘like coriander’). The rendering of Akylas and Theodotion was ‘pared’ (preserved in Syriac; the original Greek is lost); elsewhere Akylas uses ἀνασύρω for the Hebrew root חשף, ‘to strip’.
A Fool's Alphabet by Sebastian Faulks