From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 02 1998 - 17:58:49 EST
>Well, if "brethren" is not gender-neutral, then there would be no advantage
>to using it in translation.
> When I use the term, I think of it as
Thats just the point- you do, but the other 51% of the human family may not.
>I'm not trying to offend the "cisterns" (is that really the
No, a cistern is a pit in the ground dug to hold water during the dry season.
>What I'd really like is a term like "siblings" that has warmth and life,
>and which any 5 year old would be familiar with. What's the word I'm
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
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