From: D. Storm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 06 2002 - 13:08:40 EST
(I apologize for re-sending, but I did not see this get posted.)
Thank you for the responses to EUTRAPELIA. I see that there are classical
examples of its cognate being used in a negative sense.
But my question remains unanswered.
How did Bible translators come to translate EUTRAPELIA as "course" jesting.
If anything, it seems like refined jesting, albeit in a harmful way. I'm
really asking, "Is there anything in the meaning of the word to suggest
coarseness, lewdness or bawdiness?"
D. Anthony Storm
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