Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 10:48:04 -0800

From: David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BUCKAROO.ICS.UCI.EDU

Subject: Re: Jesus H. Christ

On Tue, 14 Mar 1995 15:21, Joseph Jones writes:

What about H being the middle letter of IHS (Iesus Hominum

Salvator -- Jesus, Saviour of Mankind)? And take a look at

the first three letters (upper case) of 'Jesus' in Greek.


Joseph Jones jjones[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

University of British Columbia Library

I'd just recently come across the latter explanation (i.e., that the

"H" was a re-interpreted eta); I thought it was in Gerald Cohen's

_Comments on Etymology_, but I could not find it this morning.

Anyone out there have similar reading material, but a better memory

(or filing system)?


David Harnick-Shapiro Internet: david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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