meaning of "yelept", please

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Giuseppe
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meaning of "yelept", please

Post by Giuseppe » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:37 am

Hi folks,
in the proposition:
Or is it not more probable that Bannus, with whom Josephus was associated, and whose name, by the way, is derived from a word signifying “to dip” is really the identical person spoken of under the name of John in a subsequent age, which learns for the first time, from four Greek writers, yelept apostles, that he, as Baptist, lived at an earlier date precisely such a life as is here indicated historically by Josephus, who, however, is not aware of any other person as leading such an ascetic life?
what is the meaning of the obsolete term 'yelept' given the immediate context? Can you give me a synonymous?
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Re: meaning of "yelept", please

Post by Ken Olson » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:54 am

Could it be 'yclept" which means 'called' or 'named'?

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Re: meaning of "yelept", please

Post by Giuseppe » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:03 am

Ken Olson wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:54 am
Could it be 'yclept" which means 'called' or 'named'?
yes, it is written 'yclept', I believed it was an error of print. Thank you

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