Ted Mann theomann at
Tue Oct 9 11:54:11 EDT 2001

When Luke wrote EKLIPONTOS (Lk.23:45), did he have in mind an actual solar
eclipse, as a number of translations imply (e.g., Phillips, NEB), or was
this just an idiomatic way of describing the darkening of the sun (e.g.,
NIV, NASB), without intending a scientific explanation?

Many thanks.

Dr. Theodore H. Mann
theomann at

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