kratew / Mark 3,21

Date: Mon Jan 03 2000 - 13:48:07 EST

Hello everybody,

I am pondering about Mark 3,21. Especially the word "kratew" (krathsai) it
is normally translated in a way that indicates, that Jesus? relatives tried
to violantely take him back home. (Some german translations are very
explicit in this point).
Is it also possible to translate, that they tried to hold him back from his
ministry? According to the STRONG?s Concordance this is a possible
translation of kratew, but I didn?t find any translation that translates
this way.
In this context it seems to make more sense for his relatives could not lay
hold on Jesus, for they could not enter the house.

thankful for any help,

Carsten Schmelzer

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