Devices of the text

© 2005 Dr. Barbara Thiering (May, 2005)

While pesharists with knowledge of the organisation would readily see the special meanings of terms, extra demands were made on them by certain devices that they must employ on the Greek text. These required them to go beyond normal Greek grammar and usage, to what was sometimes a mechanical treatment of the words. When they were applied they gave a great deal of further information necessary for the history.

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