Book 1 xxi. 10-12 ‘difficult to discern’

The term ‘cryphia’ comes from the Greek, kryphios ‘concealed’ and is related to our term for writings made obscure: cryptography.   The form for the ‘cryphia’ shown above from Brit.Lib. Harley 3099 closely resembles the form of the Hebrew letter ‘tet’.  Hardly surprising when the earliest Christian scholars’ textual study involved reading the Jewish religious […]