[b-hebrew] ephphatha

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Wed Apr 2 15:52:51 EST 2003


Presuming Jesus' word in Mark 7:34 to be Aramaic or Hebrew, how would you
read EPHPHATHA, which Mark transliterates in Greek, EFFAQA, and interprets,
hO ESTIN DIANOIXQHTI.  I am wondering if a direct translation of EPHPHATHA
might be "may I persuade" or "may I persuade you."

Thanks for your help.


B. M. Rocine
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