Sunday, December 30, 2012

Another Linguistic Clue to the Meaning of the Figure of 'Zacchaeus'

The Instructor Himself will say again, loving to refer to Himself the kindness (εὐποιίαν = lit. 'doing well' or 'good doing') of the brethren, Inasmuch as you have done it to these least, you have done it to Me [Clement Paedagogue 1.5]
Jastrow points out that zakah the root of the name 'Zacchaeus' means among other things 'doing well.'

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