Jn 2.4

Mon, 18 Mar 1996 22:54:43 -0500

dear friends,
thanks for the contributions on Jesus' difficult greeting to Mary in Jn.
2.4: TI EMOI KAI SOI GYNAI. In the South Pacific, "meri" is a title and a
word for "woman", and "misi" is also a respectable address to a woman of
missionary vintage. So, it is English's lack which we celebrate, when we
translate 2.4 as,
"Missus, what is it for me to do for you?" or, perhaps, "Missus, what is
there for me to help you with?"
richard arthur Merrimack NH LISATIA@aol.com