On 8/17/04 9:30 AM, "fmmccoy" <FMMCCOY@...
>> Frank wrote:
> As respects this declaration by Pilate, Raymond E. Brown states in The
> Gospel According to John (p. 876), "As a possible background for John's
> usage, Meeks points to Zech vi 12: '*Behold a man* (LXX: aner) whose name is
> the Branch....he shall build the temple of the Lord.' 'The Branch' came to
> be understood messianically; and in the MT of Zechariah the second part
> of the verse recalls the oracle of Nathan to David: 'He shall build a house
> for my name' (II San vii.13)."
I appreciate all that you have written concerning Jesus the Man/man. After
checking with a Greek scholar it was confirmed, as my Greek parallel had
indicated, that the capitalization occurs in English, but not in Greek. So,
despite the purple robes and any other nuance formed or informed by
theology, it is simply, "Behold, the man!".
Duty calls and I will be away from my desk for most of a week working with
Peace to you,
Rev. Elaine Bessette
Magdal-Eder Mission of the Contemporary Catholic Church