Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I didn't know that...
the word hermeneutic is derived from the Greek god Hermes, the messenger/interpreter of the gods. At least, that is what Gorman in The Elements of Biblical Exegesis says on page 140...
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It must be true, I found the same origin on dictionary.com. ;)
Origin: 1800–10; < Gk hermēneutikós of, skilled in, interpreting, equiv. to hermēneú(ein) to make clear, interpret (deriv. of hermēneús an interpreter, itself deriv. of Hermês Hermes ) + -tikos -tic
hermeneutic. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved December 30, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hermeneutic
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