This is great. Then I will go with "my hand" as it doesn't seem to be wrong.Stephen Hughes wrote: A scribal convention.
It is your hand. I don't think you need to slavishly copy another manuscript's hand. You are writinng for a readership that is used to things written out in full.
This is again... great. Thank you so much for teaching me everything. Wouldn't have gotten this far without your help.Stephen Hughes wrote:Modern day usage of Milesian numerals.
I realise you are not planning to use them, but ...
FYI, the Milesian numerals for the verses you are quoting are; 8:12 - η'.ιβ', 2:10 - β'.ι', 2:25 - κβ'.ε'.
Also FYI: Those Milesian numerals (i.e. α',β',γ',... [this is them in their Greek modern written form]) are still used "liturgically" in the Greek and Coptic Orthodox Churches (with native Coptic letters used instead of some of the obsolete Greek letters in the later context), (as well as their using the (so-called) Arabic numerals (i.e. 0,1,2,3,...) or the (actual) Arabic numerals (i.e. ٠,١,٢,٣,...) along side them in other contexts in those Churches in general respectively).
In case you are wondering if they are really "Greek" numerals as Wiki calls them - I mean spoken out in Greek - they are pronounced in Greek (i.e. ἕν,δὐο,τρἰα,... or as ordinals [πρῶτον, δεύτερον, τρῖτον, ...] as required by grammatical context) in Greek language contexts and as Coptic (i.e. ouai, esnav, šomt, ... [in the 19th century reformed liturgical pronunciation], or as ordinals [šorp for "first" then the others constructed with a prefixed "mah-"] as the context requires), in the same way that we are used to in modern language that pronounce the decimal position numerals in their own words not foreign ones.
I will attach a interpretation of what you have described here. It looks pretty neat (altough font is not perfect).
I come from a lutheran tradition, and I think that I will try to act in the spirit of Martin Luther at least a little, by "translating" the numbers to the so-called Arabic numbers which more people understand. If I would be really lutheran I would probably write the texts in swedish, but I guess theology is very much about dialectics for me, between going back to the roots, and being here and now at the same time. Where the text, when being translated into swedish can lose a bit (or a large bit) of it's original touch. The numbers on the other hand, feels like the right thing to "translate", since I feel both the chapter divisions and the verse divisions which I have put in the work in progress, are modern additions, so I feel if I want to make something easy to understand, that should be it. Altough I get the point of being consistent.
Anyway I still have some time to give it a thought. The tattoo is being done 27 of August, altough I doubt it will be done in one "sit" (probably two).