It started with setting a new language in Skype.

For many years, it has been my desire to learn Greek. I can read it (anyone who knows any Cyrillic language should be able to read it since Cyril was a Greek monk who created the alphabet basing it on the one he knew – Greek) and know a few words and phrases.

So today on the whim, I changed the Skype language to Greek, just for the fun of it.

When I opened the context settings for one of my friends, I was surprised to see the word I knew: αποστολη (apostole). So I switched the language back to English, to make sure I understood it correctly.


I posted my discovery on Facebook and a friend of mine, who knows Greek (and whom I continually bug from time to time to teach me), mentioned that it is weird that the Bible translators chose not to translate the words “Angel” and “Apostles” although they both mean messengers basically.

This led to the conversation:

“I guess they chose to name them “Apostles” because “sent ones” was weird?”

“But they have been followers of “The Way”… So “Sent Ones” or “The Sent” would’ve made perfect sense.”

“The twelve Sent”

Then it dawned on me. “50 Cent. It’s a Christian band after all.”

We both laughed about this.

Besides, were apostles angels? (This is more of a tongue-in-a-cheek question.)

The words’ origin and meaning are so fascinating to study, especially when one of the strengths is Connectedness.

What do you think? Why the word “apostles” wasn’t translated, instead becoming a term for Jesus’ disciples?

  • Zee, I had to do some catching up, praying your hubby surgery went well and he is recovering. What a task you too have taken in the remolding department, but the memories you will make doing it together.

    Greek…girl you are so brave and smart because not everyone can learn different languages, like me. But I love to listen to those who do and are able to dig out the deeper meaning of words. My desire would be to be a translator of the Word since it requires much digging and searching but oh the benefits and soul changing a dig can bring. Looking forward to hearing some more of what you are learning. Keep safe my blog friend, praying for you during this time of unrest in your country.

    • zenichka

      Hi Betty,

      Sam’s surgery is this coming Thursday. He’ll have it in the morning and then stay overnight at the hospital to get over the general anesthesia. Hoping to have him back home on Friday.

      Remodeling – yeah… I am so ready to be done with it. I want to clean everything and spend time together with Sam doing something else besides cleaning every day.

      Greek – like I said, it is easier for those who know Russian / Ukrainian, because I already know most of the alphabet and I have been blessed with an opportunity to start learning languages early in childhood when all the W&W teams came over to Ukraine. Once you learn one language, it’s easier to learn other ones.

      Thanks for all the prayers!

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