Ever Virgin Mary / Brethren of Jesus


#1

I explained to a Protestant the broad meaning of the words used for brother and sister in the bible (i.e: no word for cousin), only to hav him come back with Luke 1:36.

Luke 1:36 (King James Version)

catholic.com/library/Brethren_of_the_Lord.asp

36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Other versions translate the word “cousin” as “relative”. Anyone have an answer or thoughts on this?

Terri


#2

I’ve been told that “kinswoman” is a more accurate translation.


#3

AFAIK it simply means a generic female relative (the Greek word, that is, suggenis).


#4

[quote=Sherlock]I’ve been told that “kinswoman” is a more accurate translation.
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Thank you. I love this forum.


#5

[quote=Pug]AFAIK it simply means a generic female relative (the Greek word, that is, suggenis).
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Thank you too. I may get tempted into intelletual laziness. Submit a question, go frost the Christmas cake, come back and get your answer. Amazing.


#6

From the Blue Letter Bible:

blueletterbible.org/tmp_dir/c/1135451762-9364.html#36

suggenes Strong’s Word # 4773 is translated and used in Scripture to mean:

  1. of the same kin, akin to, related by blood
  2. in a wider sense, of the same nation, a fellow countryman

Examples:

Mark 6:4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin 4773, and in his own house.

Luke 1:58 And her neighbours and her cousins 4773 heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

Luke 2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among [their] kinsfolk 4773 and acquaintance.

Luke 14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen 4773, nor [thy] rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

Luke 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks 4773, and friends; and [some] of you they cause to be put to death .

John 18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being [his] kinsman 4773 whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

Act 10:24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen 4773 and near friends.

Rom 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen 4773 according to the flesh.

Rom 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen 4773, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Rom 16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman 4773. Greet them that be of the [household] of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

Rom 16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen 4773, salute you.

Hope this helps.

Keep the Faith
jmt


#7

[quote=mom 07]Thank you too. I may get tempted into intelletual laziness. Submit a question, go frost the Christmas cake, come back and get your answer. Amazing.
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Hmmmmm! :slight_smile:
Would you save me a piece of that cake ?

…or some crumbs, at least !


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