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Headword: Χεῖρα
Adler number: chi,238
Translated headword: hand, handwriting
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a manuscript. Hyperides [uses the word in this sense].[1]
David says that the hands of God are the foresight of God. "I commit my spirit into your hands."
Interpretation of a dream: to cleanse the hands indicates a deliverance from cares.[3]
Greek Original:
Χεῖρα: τὸ χειρόγραφον. Ὑπερίδης. Χεῖρας θεοῦ ὁ Δαβὶδ τὴν τοῦ θεοῦ προμήθειαν φησίν. εἰς χεῖράς σου παρατίθημι τὸ πνεῦμά μου. λύσις ὀνείρου: χεῖρας καθαίρειν φροντίδων δηλοῖ λύσιν.
[1] A word-one fragment from Hyperides' partially preserved speech In Defence of Lykophron. See D. Whitehead, Hypereides: the forensic speeches (Oxford 2000) 106.
[2] Theodoret (PG 80, 1080a) on Psalm 30:6 LXX.
[3] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dreams; imagery; meter and music; poetry; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 10 June 2003@08:10:01.
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