The King James Bible misrepresents the original Greek, which actually has Christ
telling Mary, "Don't cling to me," or, as the Joseph Smith
Translation puts it, "Hold me not." And, in fact, the Greek verb implies
that she was already clinging to him; in Greek, the Savior(Jesus) doesn't
tell her not to hold on to him but to stop doing so. True,this is why modern
translations are better:Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I
have not yet ascended to *the Father;(John 20:17NASB)Jesus said to her,
“Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to *the Father;(John
20:17 ESV)Jesus said , unto her, Hold me not, for not yet ascended to
my=(tov*) Father.(John 20;17 JST)s/b the,*tov=the, a objective
singular, definite article.
Dear Dr. Petersen: Wonderful as always!
Yes, Sharrona, that's the difference between the prophetic and the
scholastic. Maybe you're on the verge of discovering something. I suggest
you sometime read "Three Shrines: the Mantic, the Sophic, and the
Sophistic" by Hugh Nibley.
This article was an uplifting addition to this wonderful Easter Sunday. Thanks
Thank you, Bro. Peterson, and Elder (St.) John for the timely reminder of the
temporary nature of our sorrows :-)
New Yorker,Yes, Sharrona, that's the difference between the prophetic and
the scholastic. Maybe you're on the verge of discovering something.
Maybe, Read the rest of verse 17J of John 20:17 KJV)…I ascend unto
MY(mou) Father, and Your Father; and to MY(mou) God, and Your God.God is
father both of Christ and believers, but in a different senses.(see
1:12,14,18,34)Jesus has a unique relationship but believers are adopted into the
family of God. But you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we
cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Rom. 8:15)Generically we are
all created by the uncreated creator of all else, Acts 17:28 ‘For in him
we live and move and have our being As some of your own poets have said,
‘We are his offspring.I have read several of Hugh
Nibley’s books, I suggest you read his definition of the word atonement
and reconciliation. His Greek rendering of Ephesian 1:7-8 is unusual at best.