A look is not a look

Rick Strelan (R.Strelan@mailbox.uq.oz.au)
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 16:16:05 +1000

What's in a look? Does EMBLEPEIN signify merely the act of looking at
someone or can/does such a look have "meaning"? For example, when the
servant woman of the highpriest "looks at" Peter (Mk 14:67), are we simply
meant to understand a "look" or is it "a look"??
A very quick look in LSJ has two references to Xenophon and Socrates which
suggest EMBLEPEIN can be a suggestive look! I am increasingly suspecting
that there is more to the denial story than at first meets the eye!

Any comments?

Rick Strelan