Mark 7:26

Eamonnn White ewhite at iol.ie
Mon Nov 15 21:25:43 EST 1999


Hi everybody,
"The Jesus Papyrus" by Thiede & D'Ancona, P.117
In an effort to prove that Jesus spoke Greek the Authors use the scene
where Jesus spoke with the Syro-Phoenician woman:
Mark 7:26
hH DE GUNH HN hELLHNIS 
This they translate as "The woman was Greek-speaking"
My dictionary gives hELLHNISTI as "in the Greek language".
My question is :
Are the Authors correct or is it a 'liberal' rather than a literal
translation?

Sincerely,
Eamonn White




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