From: Kevin W. Woodruff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 09 1999 - 20:49:07 EDT
The word is" ikanos" and it means:
of persons." fit, worthy (MT 8.8);
qualified, adequate, competent" (2C 2.16).
The centurion who was a Gentile (and possibly a prosylete to Judaism) admits
his own unworthiness for a godly rabbi such as Jesus to favor him with a
visit. A Gentile's dwellings were ceremonly unclean for a Jew to come inside
was to risk ceremonial defilement.
At 05:41 PM 4/9/99, you wrote:
>I am interested finding out the root meaning of "worthy" in Matthew 8.8
>where the Centurion says, "I am not worthy."
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Kevin W. Woodruff, M.Div.
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Cierpke Memorial Library
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