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I'm a bit of a linguist, myself.
I'm contemplating going into linguistics and anthropology/paleoanthropology next year at uni Screw chem!
Originally posted by Good Wolf
So what you're saying is that the all the universe is a petting zoo.
I said screw chem because I suck at it. In year 12 @ school in chem I didn't achieve a single credit!
Biology and physics on the other hand I rocked at.
In bio I would listen and lean but could never be bothered to do any homework or test but for major tests and exams I cleaned up.
Two things. Where does this '420' come from and where did all that blasphemy talk come from?
Originally posted by torahwarrior
reply to post by ThoughtMachine
The gematria value of the tetragrammaton is 26.
According to contemporary scholars, the modern script used for writing Hebrew (usually called the Jewish script by scholars, and also traditionally known as the square script, block script, or Assyrian script — not to be confused with the Eastern variant of the Syriac alphabet) evolved during the 3rd century BCE from the Aramaic script, which had been used by Jews for writing Hebrew since the 6th century BCE, retaining the old script only for the Name of God. en.wikipedia.org... Prior to that, Hebrew was written using the old Hebrew script, which evolved during the 10th century BCE from the Phoenician script...
The Aramaic and Hebrew alphabets, as Greek, were derived from the Phoenician alphabet. Phoenicia (now Lebanon) was a peaceful sea-faring nation expert in navigation and trade that developed their alphabet around 1400 BC in an effort to communicate with their diverse trading partners that encircled the Mediterranean Sea. The Phoenician alphabet was widely received, as it was only 22 letters based on sound, as opposed to the myriad of symbols in cuneiform and hieroglyphics prevalent at the time. The ancient Hebrew alphabet - ketav Ivri - was nearly identical to the Phoenician alphabet...Biblical Hebrew contains 22 letters, as noted in Psalm 119, all of which are consonants. The alphabet and language remained pure until the Babylonian exile in 587 BC, when spoken Hebrew came under the influence of other languages, particularly Aramaic.
So which value is the more legitimate? I think that could be honestly debated. But if the gematria value for the Tetragrammaton, one of the names given for God, is 26, maybe somebody out there with more experience could tell me if that value means anything. 420 is a little more interesting than 26, IMHO. [edit on 5-10-2008 by ThoughtMachine]