Re: John 11:35

From: Ward Powers (
Date: Wed Jun 17 1998 - 21:45:45 EDT

Dear b-greekers,

There has been some interesting and worthwhile discussion about John 11:35.

Before this thread winds up, just a little point of Greek trivia.

Have you ever heard someone mention that this verse is the shortest verse
in the Bible? And so it is, so it is. In English. "Jesus wept." Two words.

But in Greek it is three words: EDAKRUSEN hO IHSOUS.

In the Greek NT, the shortest verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16, PANTOTE
CAIRETE. "Rejoice always." Two words.

As a matter of fact, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 is also just two words,
ADIALEIPTWS PROSEUCESQE. But they are longer words.

I SAID it was just a little point of Greek trivia.



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