Re: What is "KURIAKOS"?

Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 15:19:53 EST

In a message dated 3/31/00 10:22:24 AM, writes:

>I had a friend who was Dutch who once told me that
>Kuriakos means "Sunday" in Dutch, presumably meaning "the Lord's Day."

>Cindy Smith

I haven't followed this discussion closely, so this may have already been
mentioned. But in the lectionary equipment in the Greek NT manuscript
tradition, KURIAKOS is used to indicate Sunday (= the Lord's Day), as in
designating a reading as a Sunday reading. At least in the Christian context
of scribes and churches, the Greek word KURIAKOS took on a unique meaning as
designating a specific day of the week.


Bill Warren
Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies
Landrum P. Leavell, II, Professor of New Testament and Greek
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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