On Mon, 19 Jun 1995 XXX wrote:
I've been told that there's a book that describes the correspondence
between the origin of the Chinese characters and the Book of Genesis. Does anyone know of this? If so, could you describe
what the content is briefly and let me know where I may purchase it?
When the Christian missionaries entered China and began to learn the written language in order to produce the Bible for the Chinese, it was discovered that the Chinese ideographs for many ideas specific to creation and the flood accounts already existed. Moreover, these ideographs contained a recognizable 'picture' of the Genesis meaning. For example, the ideograph for the word "ark", as in Noah's ark, consisted of a symbol for a boat plus symbols for eight mouths or people (Kang and Nelson, 1979,p.95)
The Kang and Nelson reference is to Kang, C.H. and Ethel R. Nelson, 1979.
The Discovery of Genesis, St. Louis, Mo.:Concordia.
hope this helps...glenn