[b-greek] Re: XAIREIN

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (mauros@iol.ie)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2000 - 11:22:56 EDT

<x-flowed>At 15:02 22/09/00, Bart Ehrman wrote:

>What about, though, something a bit different, like "all good wishes"?

My first reaction to that was that it was too flat and 'everyday' for a
letter directed to "the Church" at ......

Then I remembered the point made by Murphy-O'Connor in his:
  Paul the Letter-Writer. His world, his options, his skills. (Good News
Studies Vol.41 ). Collegeville; Liturgical Press, 1995.

that " Paul never uses the secular greeting XAIREIN " (p.54).

So, perhaps using " all good wishes " conveys the right implication?


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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