From: Edgar Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 17 1998 - 19:26:53 EDT
---George Athas wrote:
> Hi Edgar!
> I would tend to say that Jesus probably wept out of sorrow more than
> anger, for note the next verse (36):
> ELEGON OUN hOI IOUDAIOI, IDE PWS EFILEI AUTON.
> Some of the people obviously saw this as an act of sorrow - a man
> weeping for a dead friend. The fact that others taunted Jesus at this
> moment probably angered him, but I don't think that it was the reason
> why he wept in the first place.
You may well be right. To play the devil's advocate, however, some
might say that those persons mentioned in 11:36 mis-interpreted Jesus'
tears. THEY said that Jesus wept out of his love (FILOS) for Lazarus.
But could they not have misunderstood the weeping of Jesus?
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