Luke 16:1-7 The clever agent
epe at phys.unsw.edu.au
Wed Feb 10 22:27:03 EST 1999
Luke 16:1 "There was a rich man who had an agent,
and hOUTOS DIEBLHQH AUTW hWS DIASKORPIZWN
TA hUPARCONTA AUTOU
DoesnÕt DIEBLHQH suggest false information i.e. slander?
Hence Òhe was slandered that he was squandering [the rich manÕs]
Then v2 would mean the owner took it at face value and promptly
dismissed him without seeing the evidence.
Luke 16: 5, 6 POSON OFEILEIS TWi KURIWi MOU ... DEXAI SOU TA
GRAMMATA KAI KAQISAS TACEWS GRAYON ...
Does this necessarily imply that there was an old written IOU or could
it be as it sounds that the agent had bad management accounting and
genuinely did not know the amount? In this case he told them to take
pen and paper and settled for what he could from an otherwise bad
Assuming both of these things, the agent was a bad financial manager
who when faced with a crisis, was shocked into getting the best for the
owner, himself and the debtors, i.e. a win-win-win situation!
V9 POIHSATE FILOUS ... HINA hOTAN EKLIPHi DEXWNTAI hUMAS
EIS TAS AIWNIOUS SKHNAS
Does this mean that there are _friends_ whom you can pay money to in
this age and they will guarrantee your reception in the next age?
Is not _eternal tents_ an oxymoron?
Thanks for your comments
Peter Eyland | phone: 61 2 9385 5662
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