Re: John 6:10

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Thu Feb 04 1999 - 09:17:53 EST

At 12:57 PM 2/4/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I need some help with John 6:10. Almost every translation I own takes
>andres as the subject of anepesan, 'sat down'. But since it is unlikely
>that only the men sat down and since the point of andres seems to be that
>there were 5000 men there (besides women & children as Mt 14:21 adds), I
>would prefer to translate "There was plenty of grass in the place, so they
>sat down, the men numbering about 5000." I note that Father Brown (AB)
>translates "Now the men numbered about 5000, but there was plenty of grass
>there for them to find a seat." A little loose, but the semantics are
>similar to mine. Could I get some feedback? Thanks.
>Ray Clendenen

The first part of the verse may help--- "Jesus said- make the men sit down-
for there was grass aplenty there- The number of men sitting down was around




Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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