Spending a Year Living Like Jesus

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Fri Jan 9 07:43:07 UTC 2009

From:    Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM>

> As I seem to recall, the KJV's "which PROPER-NOUN" construction is used
> (only?) with the same PROPER-NOUN as antecedent, and I've always construed
> it as = "who", or "and this person named PROPER-NOUN..." That interpretation
> doesn't work here, unless you take the antecedent as "God", which is
> theologically possible but seems unlikely here.

> I see the most reasonable interpretation, which I think has already been
> suggested, as an unintentional omission: "[for [doing]] which" or "which
> Jesus ... drunkard [for doing]".

You may well be right, actually--but it's worth noting that for many (if
not most) strains of mainstream Xianity, Jesus=God, so it still works.

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
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     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
     chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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