From: Paul Schmehl (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 09:47:32 EDT
My thinking was that a man of God was teaching them before they ate, so they
may have been seated separately, much as they would have been in the
synagogue. It may well be that families sat together for the meal, but if
they were separated during the teaching, that would account for his ability
to count the men.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Iver Larsen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Paul Schmehl" <email@example.com>; "Biblical Greek"
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 2:03 AM
Subject: RE: [b-greek] RE: What Do We Make of CWRIS and ANDRES?
> That is a possibility I hadn't thought about. But the people are not in a
> synagogue. They are having an out door picnic. Did men and women not mix
> the market place? What if something spectacular happened and people
> to watch? Would the women keep separate from the men?
> IF the huge group of people had been listening to Jesus in two separate
> groups, and the men were told to sit in rows for food distribution, I
> expect wives and children to come to their husband as the provider of
> But this is speculation. If the women and children had sat down in their
> rows of 50s, it should have possible to count them.
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