[B-Greek] referential complexity: frames & scenarios and Mark 2:19

Randall Buth randallbuth at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 12:48:30 EDT 2010

> "wedding guests" is too inclusive. But the phrase οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ νυμφῶνος
(lit., “the sons of the wedding hall” or “sons of the bridal chamber”) has been
translated by some scholars as “the wedding guests” and by others as
“the groomsmen.”>

SHouldn't one engage the original culture?
Was the idiom 'sons of the bridechamber' a Jewish idiom?
What was it?

What did it mean?

   attendees at a wedding, the wedding guests.

not the 'best men', for which a different word existed 'shoshbin'.
nor the offspring of the couple, (that would have caused a serious reduction in
bridal price, at least half price)
the wedding attendees.

Randall Buth, PhD
randallbuth at gmail.com
Biblical Language Center
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