re. Matt 11:25 & 29

From: Brian Swedburg (
Date: Tue Oct 26 1999 - 17:40:17 EDT

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Steven &amp; b-Greek,
<p>Thank you for your reply.&nbsp; Your answer helps me to articulate my
invitation more clearly.
<p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pertaining to 11:25 Steven answered...
<p><i>For those who accept the Two-Source hypothesis, Mt 11:25-27 derives
from Q</i>
<br><i>10:21-22 (at the very least Mt 11:25 is parallel to Lk 10:21).</i><i></i>
<p><i>TAUTA (like PANTA at Mt 11:27 // Lk 10:22) is simply ambiguous, there
is no</i>
<br><i>clear referent for TAUTA. Such ambiguity allows for all sorts of
<br><i>interpretations by commentators.</i>
<p>Granting this possibility, for those who hold that the writer of Matthew
used this saying intending it to have meaning in it's literary context
in Matthew's Gospel, what might TAUTA refer to ?
<p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pertaining to 11:29 Steven replied...
<p><i>ZUGON is simply a metaphor (literally meaning 'yoke') with unclear</i>
<br><i>metaphoric meaning. Again, the ambiguity allows for all sorts of
<br><i>interpretations by commentators.</i>
<p>The definition of ZUGON, and it's range of meaning being yoke, burden,
foreign suppression, etc..., I am asking for <i>opinions</i> concerning
the sense/meaning of the metaphor in it's literary context.
<p>Fear not, I will not debate any theological nuances, yet, a metaphor
calls for interpretation, fanciful or otherwise.&nbsp; So, shoot me some
brief options to consider along with my own.
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