Kasper wrote: Quite clearly He did not sweat blood, but his sweat was like blood. I have no idea what that means....
I always wonder why people put so much emphasis on this bit of the story anway.
I mean, it clearly says that Jezus was alone at the time; the story was written a couple decades after the event; there is no way that we can actually know what happened, what he said or what his sweat was like.
chad wrote:hi, the link between sweat and blood reminded me of the opening of sophocles' ajax, lines 9 and 10:
e)/ndon ga\r a(nh\r a)/rti tugxa/nei, ka/ra
sta/zwn i(drw=ti kai\ xe/raj cifokto/nouj.
the allusion here is probably completely unrelated to the bible quote, but just generally out of curiosity, are there parts of the bible which are based on/linked to classical age literature? i mean specific sentences, not general historical type allusions, thanks
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