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Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« on: May 03, 2011, 11:28:24 AM »
I would be most thankful is someone could tell me what the Holy Prophet Zechariah's scroll says. :)


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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 04:18:33 PM »
Here is a close up:

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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 05:19:58 PM »
This may explain at least something: Song of Zechariah.   :angel:
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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 05:28:48 PM »
This may explain at least something: Song of Zechariah.   :angel:

Thanks, but this is the Old Testament Zechariah. :)

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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 06:12:30 PM »
Oops. Sorry.   :-[  :)
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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 06:14:34 PM »
It looks like there is an error in the icon.  There appear to be letters missing here and there.  It is likely supposed to be from Zachariah 1:3: επιστρέψατε πρός με, λέγει Κύριος των δυνάμεων - Turn unto me, says the LORD of hosts.

I'll try and investigate it further.
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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 06:15:08 PM »
It looks like there is an error in the icon.  There appear to be letters missing here and there.  It is likely supposed to be from Zachariah 1:3: επιστρέψατε πρός με, λέγει Κύριος των δυνάμεων - Turn unto me, says the LORD of hosts.

I'll try and investigate it further.

Thanks!

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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 07:49:23 PM »
I can read Greek passably well and I find that impossible.

If you don't have an answer by the end of the day I'll ask my yiayia and/or papou.
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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 07:54:31 PM »
I can read Greek passably well and I find that impossible.

If you don't have an answer by the end of the day I'll ask my yiayia and/or papou.

Thank you, akimori makoto. :)

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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 08:51:17 AM »
It looks like there is an error in the icon.  There appear to be letters missing here and there.  It is likely supposed to be from Zachariah 1:3: επιστρέψατε πρός με, λέγει Κύριος των δυνάμεων - Turn unto me, says the LORD of hosts.

I'll try and investigate it further.
Indeed fr the "ἐξεκέντησαν" part is written with an ypsilon: "ἐξεκέντυσαν
It's from John 19:37 (referring to Zechariah's prophecy):
"They shall look on him whom they pierced" (KJV)
"Καὶ ὄψονται πρός με, πρός ὅν ἐξεκέντησαν"
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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 08:54:34 AM »
It looks like there is an error in the icon.  There appear to be letters missing here and there.  It is likely supposed to be from Zachariah 1:3: επιστρέψατε πρός με, λέγει Κύριος των δυνάμεων - Turn unto me, says the LORD of hosts.

I'll try and investigate it further.
Indeed fr the "ἐξεκέντησαν" part is written with an ypsilon: "ἐξεκέντυσαν
It's from John 19:37 (referring to Zechariah's prophecy):
"They shall look on him whom they pierced" (KJV)
"Καὶ ὄψονται πρός με, πρός ὅν ἐξεκέντησαν"

Thank you so much! And thanks to everyone that helped! :)

Edit: It is from Crete. I don't know if that explains the spelling oddities.
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Re: Greek Written on St Zechariah's Scroll
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 06:11:25 PM »
No-one on my facebook could read it, either.

I feel better about my own Greek proficiency now, haha.
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.