"He who has ears... "
jwest at highland.net
Mon Jan 22 15:02:47 EST 2001
At 02:44 PM 1/22/01 -0500, you wrote:
>hO ECWN WTA AKOUETW (Mt. 11:15).
> I've always thought this meant something
>like: "Let those who have the spiritual capacity to understand use that
>capacity to grasp the significance of what is being
>said." However, it seems to me that
>some versions (e.g., Phillips, CEV, TEV) make it sound
>more like: "If you have ears on your head, use
>them!" Where does the actual meaning lie; somewhere between
>these two extremes?
i take it as the translations you cite do... i.e., as a call for folk to
listen up. pay attention or the like is a more than adequate translation i
Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Hudson College
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