Nails in Hands ?

From: Jim Poulsen (
Date: Wed Mar 24 1999 - 03:42:34 EST

In response to my own question, I wonder if the following two references
support CHEIR as being more than just the hand or palm as we think of it.
The binding of the hands here would of necessity be more than just binding
ropes around the palms. Binding someone up would only be effective if it was
done around the wrists.

Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,
and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 22:13 tote eipen o basileuv toiv diakonoiv DHSANTEV AUTOU PODAV KAI
CEIRAV arate auton kai ekbalete eiv to skotov to exwteron ekei estai o
klauymov kai o brugmov twn odontwn

John 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with
graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto
them, Loose him, and let him go.
John 11:44 kai exhlyen o teynhkwv dedemenov TOUV PODAV KAI TAV CEIRAV
keiriaiv kai h oqiv autou soudariw periededeto legei autoiv o ihsouv lusate
auton kai afete upagein

Appreciate any help others might have.

Jim Poulsen, CA
Vice President for Finance
Trinity Western University
Langley, BC Canada

When I get a little money, I buy books;
And if any is left, then I buy food and clothes.

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