Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 10:48:04 -0800 From: David Harnick-Shapiro 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] Information and Computer Science UUCP: ...!{ucbvax,zardoz}!ucivax!david University of California, Irvine