Re: A room with three couches?

From: Jim West (
Date: Tue Jun 02 1998 - 22:25:42 EDT

At 10:12 PM 6/2/98 -0400, you wrote:
>John 2:8 - ARXITRIKLINOS - Am I reading this right? Is this a "the ruler of
>three couches?" Why three couches? There must be a story about ancient
>customs here.
>William Boyd

No- you have mis-taken the etymology of the word.
In the Roman world a triclinium was, for all intents and purposes, a dining
room. It is a latin loan word.


Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:39:45 EDT