Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ימח שמו (yimakh shemo)

"May his name be obliterated":
An ancient Jewish curse
as damnatio memoriae
that befell on God's sacred name?

«Ας εξαλειφθεί το όνομά του»:
Μια αρχαία εβραϊκή κατάρα
ως damnatio memoriae
που επέπεσε στο ιερό όνομα του Θεού;

Church of Saint Ignazio in the Olivella
(Palermo, Sicily, Italy; c. 1600)

Έξοδος 17:14, ΒΑΜ (1833)

Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered
and make sure that Joshua hears it,
because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven."

Exodus 17:14, NIV

* Wikipedia:

- "Yimakh shemo"

- "Damnatio memoriae"

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