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Old 11-09-2001, 12:56 PM   #11
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Old 11-09-2001, 04:42 PM   #12
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It is, just as "feet" is often used for the same purpose (which gives Ruth a whole new twist). Literal translations will tend to translate even euphamisms literally.</STRONG>

Not to mention putting a whole new spin on Jesus washing his disciples feet!

No wonder the guy attracted crowds!


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<STRONG>Not to mention putting a whole new spin on Jesus washing his disciples feet!
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I hate to spoil the fun ( ), but washing the (literal) feet was not at all an unusual thing in the ancient world. Since people walked from place to place, when they arrived it was customary for their host to have a servant take a basin of water and a towel and clean off their feet, which were filthy from the dust and dirt of the (usually unpaved) roads. It's nearly certain that the gospel of John was alluding to this common practice.

Further, it's unlikely for that particular Hebraic euphamism to be found in a Greek writing such as those comprising the NT.

(I know you were kidding, I'm just trying to avoid misrepresenting ourselves to the lurkers. )

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Old 11-10-2001, 01:17 PM   #14
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<STRONG>So am I to understand that this passage is actually in reference to a Hippo's stiffy?</STRONG>
Most likely. Such a reference certainly wouldn't be out of character for ANE writings.
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