Date: Mon Oct 09 1995 - 18:32:41 EDT
The young seminarian has followed Jeremias, The Parables of Jesus, on this
Jeremias points out that <<tis ex Jumwn>> begins questions that expect a NO!
Can you imagine such a thing!!! He concludes, "The parable is not concerned
with the importunity of the petitioner, but with the certainty that the
petition will be granted.
Bernard Brandon Scott, Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables
of Jesus [Fortress, 1989], 88-89, concurs, writing, "Anaideia means
'shamelessness,' and this is it meaning in Greek from the classical period
through the patristic x There is no evidence of anaideia meaning anything
other than 'shamelessness.'
I think this work.
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