Re: [John_Lit] Digest Number 892
- In a message dated 6/6/2004 9:09:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> 3. "Touch me not" from Jn. 20:17.I guess this explains the logic of Jesus' command "touch me not", since Mary
> While I haven't my trusty Strong's handy it is a fact that the word
> given as "touch" is actually better rendered as "cling" which in the
> Greek is synonomous with "hug" and "embrace"--both of which were
> strictly forbidden for a woman to engage in except with her husband
> or her immediate kin. And I hear no one arguing that Mary Magdala was
> Jesus's sister, aunt, etc...
was (of course) not Jesus' wife either.
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