Lena Einhorn's ideas

Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
Lena Einhorn
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Re: Lena Einhorn's ideas

Post by Lena Einhorn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:27 am

Giuseppe wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:20 am
The link above to Wikipedia refers the source of the info.
I saw it, Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary. I looked it up. Hitchock's just gives the translation "flowing with water". But it doesn't give any other info. Really curious ...

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Re: Lena Einhorn's ideas

Post by Lena Einhorn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:54 am

Giuseppe wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:20 am

Also relatively surprising is the name θεοδωρος. Doesn't it mean 'gift of God' ?

Just as Dositheos. Coincidentially (!) a disciple of the Baptizer.
Not only that, but what does "John" (Yochanan in Hebrew) mean?
"Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names does not treat Johanan separately and refers to the name Jehohanan, which Jones takes to mean The Lord Graciously Gave."
So not only does "Dositheos" seem to have the same meaning as "Theudas". "Theudas" seems to have the same, or at least analogous, meaning as "John"!

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