kwonbbl at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 23:11:54 EDT 2006
Does PRWI (early) refer always to moring?
An example is
Mk 11:19 KAI hOTAN OYE EGENETO EXEPOREUONTO EXW THS POLEWS
Mk 11:20 KAI PARAPOREUOMENOI PRWI EIDON THN SUKHN EXHRAMMENHN EK hRIZWN
Jesus came out of Jerusalem late the day after Temple cleansing (v.
19). In the next verse PRWI is usually translated as 'in the
My question is: Can it refer to the early part of the Jewish day
right after sunset? In other words, I like to see whether the
narrative can be understood as "Jesus was coming out of the Jerusalem
late and now returing to Bethany; as the sun had set and a new
(Jewish) day just begun, and on the way the disciples spotted the fig
tree (which was cursed on by Jesus earlier on the same day on the way
to the City) now withered.
I would appreciate very much if you can help me get out of mix-up with
Jewish way of reckoning a day from the sunset.
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