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GUEST,DrWord BS: What does the 'H.' stand for? (47) RE: BS: What does the 'H.' stand for? 10 Oct 15


In Joyce's Ulysses Bloom muses on the meaning of IHS, including the folkloric notion that it's short for "I have sinned" among other things. Ludicrous, of course, because the IHS simply renders the Greek in roman letters, a contraction of Jesus. Naethelesse, is it possible that the "Jesus H. Christ" is referencing the H [Greek eta] in so very much Christian iconography, crucifixes in particular? The H is often given prominence ~ the rest is folklore. Bloom also decodes the INRI as "iron nails ran in". But I am seriously suggesting the "aitch" derives from the IHS...
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dennis


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