[Milton-L] Fwd: RE: healing in his wings? WINGS?

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Wed Jan 2 10:33:30 EST 2008


Here is another line of thought by a friend who is a dynomite EFM mentor [Ediucation for Ministry - a 4 year theological study oprogram for lay people produced at the University f the South].

C


>I don't have all my sources here and can't vouch for all of them anyway but
>this is something I got interested in a while ago and did some digging
>around.  I read somewhere that there's a Hebrew word (Strongs #3671 KANAF)
>that can translate as either wings or corners/fringes.  Think about the
>feathery edge of a wing to get the link I guess.  
>
>Then you start with Jewish law and tradition about wearing fringes, the
>tallit.  There's a long chain of associations to what the fringes meant:
>Personal identity, apparently like a signet ring
>Authority - David cutting off Saul's fringe is cutting off his authority
>Protection - Boaz takes Ruth under his garment, under his fringes, the
>chuppa, the wedding tent
>Healing - the woman with the hemorrhage want to touch Jesus fringes
>
>Here are some sites with interesting stuff about fringes:
<http://www.bluethread.com/fringeold.htm>
<http://www.tekhelet.com/>
.
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston


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