From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Tue Sep 01 1998 - 07:34:36 EDT
Generally, this verse is understood to suggest that a millstone is "tied" or
"hung' around the hapless soul's neck. is it possible that perikeitai means
"harnessed" around the neck of the offender- painting the picture that the
offensive person is like the ass tied to the grindstone?
In other words- does the verse mean that the offender is like an ass tied to
the stone? This seems to provide a very interesting image- much more
interesting than a chap with a stone tied around his neck.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
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