Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chrestos and Itacism

The Greek name (Chrestos), however, would have been pronounced Christos (by itacism) in Suetonius's day. [Joseph A. Fitzmyer, First Corinthians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary p. 37]
Suetonius lived 70 - 130 CE which would imply to me at least that from the earliest possible period of recorded information about Christianity the name of the Christian god was pronounced 'Eesous.'

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