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ANCIENT GREEK AND HEBREW THOUGHT

"Greek thought describes objects in relation to their appearance. Hebrew thought describes objects in relation to their function" (no author 2002 1). For example, Greek thought about a pencil might be "it is yellow and about 8 inches long". Hebrew thought would be related to its function: "I write words with it". So, in the Hebrew language verbs are far more common than adjectives.

Adding up some of these differences, one can focus on the fact that Greek culture aims at self-esteem, emotional adjustment, and external training of the body, while the Hebrew culture aimed at the discovery of a child's God-given gifts and talents, and develop them to their fullest potential with a priority on spiritual training.

Now, one might say that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle also tried to develop the idea and ideal of learning. But, we have to understand that this training and learning had two "masters"- not a monotheistic God, but the state and the teaching of ideas like the soul and virtue and justice. These, in the Greek "concrete" thought, were not the result of any spiritual endeavor, but were man-made and man-driven.

There is also a vast difference of opinion about what can be called "social order". The Hebrews, in their

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