Re: Puzzled on Inf. in Mk 2:15

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Tue Oct 21 1997 - 11:58:17 EDT

At 10:24 AM 10/21/97 -0500, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>(English translators always want to
>translate this clear reference to ancient eating in a triclinium or the
>like as "sit at table," which of course one can do, if it's preferred). At
>any rate, that's the way I've always read this construction.

I didn't know this word, so I did a quick search on the Internet. There's a
picture of a triclinium at each of these sites:

There is also an article on housing in the NT era at:

Hope someone finds this useful!


Jonathan Robie
POET Software, 3207 Gibson Road, Durham, N.C., 27703

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