suzmccarth wrote:

> > The ' b g d order is known in traditional Ethiopian circles,
> because it
> > appears in Psalm 119 (just as it does in the Septuagint). It has
> > liturgical uses.
> Psalm 118 in the Septuagint. Now we can read the whole Septuagint
> online. (or any part of it.) Neat!
> So this was the connection between the Greek alphabet, alpha, beta,
> gamma, delta, and the Ethiopian a bu gi da. Thank you.

No, the headings in Ps 119 are the names of the Hebrew letters; each
group of 8 verses begins with the same letter, in order -- it's an

The Greek order is based on the Hebrew order, but is not used in Ps 119.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...