Re: Mark 6:2

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue Sep 08 1998 - 14:19:59 EDT

At 12:17 PM -0500 9/8/98, Theodore H. Mann wrote:
>On Tue, 08 Sep 1998 12:35:51 EDT (Paul S. Dixon) writes:
>>This being the day Mark McGuire just may hit #62 in St. Louis (hey,
>Carl, is the town really in a tizzy, like the rest of America?),
>Didn't the Babe hit his 60 homers in a shorter season than the rest of
>these guys? Or does my memory fail me? If it doesn't, we would have to
>project how many more 4-baggers Ruth would likely have hit if he had the
>same length season as Maris and McGuire, in which case he would probably
>still be the King of Swat. Or did Maris and McGuire reach the 61 mark
>(so as to break Ruth's record) in the same number of games as Ruth?

You'd better believe that St. Louis is in a tizzy! You might just take a
look at the front of today's Post Dispatch:

(the item about the city razing the arena is a late addition; beneath it is
the story and picture that completely covered page 1 of this morning's
printed edition that I picked up on my sidewalk at 6 a.m.: McGwire just
after he crossed home plate, lifting up his 10-year-old son, who was acting
bat-boy, high into the air.)

>What's the Greek term for baseball (So as to justify the above for
>inclusion in B-Greek)?

Sorry, I can't help you with that!

But as for Paul's original question,

At 11:35 AM -0500 9/8/98, Paul S. Dixon wrote:
>my thoughts somehow are turned to Mark 6:2.
>Is the KAI to be taken epexegetically?

I hardly think I'd call this KAI epexegetical: this phrase seems to me to
add another befuddling fact about Jesus rather than to explain more fully
the sense of hH SOFIA hH DOQEISA TOUTWi.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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