Re: Limerick: Mark 3.1

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sun May 16 1999 - 16:50:02 EDT

At 3:50 PM -0400 5/16/99, Theodore H Mann wrote:
> A Limb-erick
>Was existing in that place a man,
>Being withered is having the hand.
>(Would the) Savior offend
>by attempting to mend
>(On the) Sabbath? And break the command?
>(Yes), there in that place was a man,
>Being withered in soul as in hand.
>(And I) sure wish I knew
>(who the) "they" in verse two
>represents. Can a Conrad expand?

Don't wrinkle your brow in a frown
at an unreferential pronoun!
POLLOI means "a lot"
were there at that spot
and saw the poor cripple come down.

>Rejoice in your hearts for that man !!
>Restored both in soul and in hand !!
>(Was the) (1) whole congrega-
>tion, or (2) FARISAIOI, pa-
>tiently waiting to bring reprimand?
>Or both?

When Jesus was "speaking the word,"
Be sure there were many who heard--
yes, Pharisees too,
though they thought what he said was absurd.

>I hope no one tells me this is an inappropriate posting !! :-)

If the query concerns what is Greek,
whether novice or high "aspect geek,"
one MAY have enthusement
for weekend amusement
at Biblical Hide and Go Seek.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243

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