Re: Jo 19:25

From: Stephen C. Carlson (
Date: Mon Oct 18 1999 - 22:28:36 EDT

At 10:13 AM 10/18/99 -0400, Jim West wrote:
>(thats woman number 2. She is the sister of his mother Mary (!) the wife of
>Cleopas) By the way, this puts the lie to the notion that Mary is never
>named in John!!!

If your interpretation is correct, shouldn't the Greek be KAI hH ADELFH
THS MHTROS AUTOU MARIAS THS TOU KLWPA? However, the text as it now stands
has MARIA in the nominative, in apposition (on the Three Women Hypothesis)
to the nominative hH ADELFH but not to the genitive THS MHTROS AUTOU.

Stephen Carlson

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