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Headword: *gelge/l
Adler number: gamma,103
Translated headword: Gelgel
Vetting Status: high
[Thus] the wheel is called. So just as from a high mountain, when out of the Savior's mouth these words were uttered, they rolled over the inhabited world and ran across all of it like a wheel; and all were baptized throughout the nations and cities.[1]
Therefore Galilee is called "revolving" in the Greek language.[2]
Greek Original:
*gelge/l: o( troxo\s o)noma/zetai. kaqa/per ou)=n e)c o)/rous u(yhlou= tou= swthri/ou sto/matos proenexqe/nta tau=ta ta\ r(h/mata di/khn troxou= kata\ th\n oi)koume/nhn e)kuli/sqh kai\ pa=san e)pe/drame: kai\ e)bapti/sqhsan pa/ntes kata\ e)/qnh kai\ po/leis. dio\ kai\ *galilai/a katakulisth\ le/getai th=| *(ella/di glw/ssh|.
The headword, transliterated from Hebrew, occurs at Ezechiel 10.13 LXX; in Hebrew הגלגל. The Hebrew root means "to roll".
[1] For this material see fr. 151 of Apollinaris' Commentary on Matthew (specifically on 28:16, where Galilee is mentioned).
[2] So already gamma 36.
Keywords: aetiology; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 June 2002@20:31:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keywords) on 21 June 2002@16:29:27.
Catharine Roth (reconsidered change in translation) on 21 June 2002@16:30:35.
David Whitehead (typo) on 19 October 2003@07:11:42.
Raphael Finkel (Added Hebrew; expanded note [1].) on 11 August 2004@15:11:25.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 5 June 2012@04:44:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added keyword) on 24 August 2012@22:37:12.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 27 September 2015@07:35:16.


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