Re: A look is not a look

Edgar M. Krentz (
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 17:43:38 -0500

>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

Especially in a culture that had the concept of the "evil eye," the
"malevolent leer."

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