Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A Good Reason to Learn Hebrew
But I did see a good example of how such an endeavor can go wrong. This past summer there was someone at Tel-Gezer with us who had what was supposed to be a verse from Jeremiah in Hebrew. What it really was, however, was gibberish since the person doing the tattoo didn't know Hebrew and made a mess of it. The poor person had this tattooed on the back of the neck.
Along the same lines, but not as permanent as a tattoo, is this t-shirt that you can buy for as little as $14.95 with the name of Jesus in Hebrew, spelled incorrectly. That's right, what the website claims is the name of Jesus in Hebrew is not "yeshua" but "yeshra." The third letter in from the right is the wrong one. But hey, what does it matter. Your friends will know what you mean, you hope.
Interested in buying this shirt and other tacky stuff? Shop here.
Thanks to David Ladow for pointing this out to me.