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Headword: Μάννα
Adler number: mu,129
Translated headword: manna
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An offering, a drink-offering.[1]
Also [meaning] the nourishment falling from above. It signifies something like this: that which was covered only on the evening of the sabbath. So Christ, the sweetness of life, was covered in preparation for his burial.[2]
Greek Original:
Μάννα: θυσία, σπονδή. καὶ ἡ ἄνωθεν πίπτουσα τροφή. σημαίνει δὲ τί τοῦτο: ὃ ἑσπέρᾳ τοῦ σαββάτου μόνον ἐκρύπτετο. καὶ Χριστός, ὁ γλυκασμὸς τῆς ζωῆς, τῇ παρασκευῇ τῷ τάφῳ καλύπτεται.
Notes:
See also mu 130.
[1] Similarly elsewhere: see the references at Photius, Lexicon mu85 Theodoridis, where the headword is printed as μαναα (from the Septuagint).
[2] (Echoing the Jewish day of Preparation, occuring before the Passover sabbath: LSJ s.v. A.III, at web address 1.) This material has parallels in Theodoret's Commentary on Exodus 29.30 (PG 80.257c, 260a), and see also Etymologicum Magnum 574.90.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; food; imagery; religion
Translated by: Kyle Heath on 17 November 2005@20:33:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; x-ref; cosmetics) on 18 November 2005@03:11:12.
Catharine Roth (modified translation slightly) on 18 November 2005@11:47:56.
David Whitehead (typo) on 20 November 2005@04:23:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 29 April 2013@09:00:26.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@09:18:09.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 5 May 2013@00:05:54.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@06:19:45.

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