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Headword: Φάλεκ
Adler number: phi,45
Translated headword: Peleg (Phalek)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
According to the prophetic utterance the half of the time until the coming of Christ is called [Peleg]; for from Adam until the flood under Noah [there were] 2242 years, and from the flood until Peleg [there were] 758 years, in total 3000 years; for from the creation of the world until the ascension of our lord Jesus Christ [there were] 6000 years.
Greek Original:
Φάλεκ: κατὰ τὴν προφητικὴν φωνὴν τὸ ἥμισυ λέγεται τοῦ χρόνου τῆς τοῦ Χριστοῦ παρουσίας: ἀπὸ γὰρ Ἀδὰμ μέχρι τοῦ κατακλυσμοῦ ἐπὶ Νῶε ἔτη #22βσμβ#, ἀπὸ δὲ τοῦ κατακλυσμοῦ ἕως τοῦ Φάλεκος ἔτη ψνη#, ὡς γίνεσθαι ἔτη #22γ#: ἀπὸ γὰρ κτίσεως κόσμου μέχρι τῆς ἀναλήψεως τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἔτη #22#2#.
Notes:
cf. alpha 425 (end).
cf. Genesis 10:25 (web address 1); Malalas 25.23, 173.12-16, 20-21 (ed. Thurn); Cedrenus 1.28.4-6; Hesychius Illustrius, Homilia in natalem Christi 5-11.
On Phalek meaning "division," see Josephus Antiquities of the Jews 1.146 (web address 2).
The Hebrew "peleg" פֶּלֶג means "half". In Rabbinic literature, "dor ha-palga" דור הפלגה (generation of the divide), from the same root, means the generation that witnessed the Tower of Babel and were then divided into many languages.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: Christianity; chronology; definition; religion
Translated by: Kostas Zafeiris on 17 July 2004@13:10:29.
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