Monday 11 May 2015

Parian marble and Macedonians in Esther

Old Greek 1:6: ἐπὶ στύλοις παρίνοις καὶ λιθίνοις ... 
ἐπὶ λιθοστρώτου σμαραγδίτου λίθου καὶ πιννίνου καὶ παρίνου λίθου.

Alpha: 'pillars of marble and other stones... on an emerald pavement and roses round about'.

Haman is ὁ Μακεδών in 8:12k and 9:24, but ὁ Βουγαῖος elsewhere (1:1r, 3:1, and 9:10). In 8:12o, Haman is accused of plotting to handover the Persian Empire to the Macedonians: διὰ γὰρ τῶν τρόπων τούτων ᾠήθη λαβὼν ἡμᾶς ἐρήμους τὴν τῶν Περσῶν ἐπικράτησιν εἰς τοὺς Μακεδόνας μετάξαι.

Cf. the Λακωνικόν in Isaiah 3:23.

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