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Headword: *)ef' w(=| pa/rei
Adler number: epsilon,3962
Translated headword: wherefore art thou come?
Vetting Status: high
And Christ [said] to Judas: 'friend, wherefore art thou come?.' Meaning for what purpose have you appeared?
Greek Original:
*)ef' w(=| pa/rei: kai\ *xristo\s pro\s to\n *)iou/dan: e(tai=re, e)f' w(=| pa/rei; a)nti\ tou= e)pi\ ti/ni parage/gonas;
Matthew 26.50 (web address 1), with explanatory comment.
If this is a question, the relative pronoun is used for an interrogative. Some interpreters understand the meaning as, "[Do] that for which you have come."
For Judas cf. iota 641.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 May 2004@07:58:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword and link, set status) on 5 May 2004@19:09:01.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 28 April 2006@03:21:44.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 29 January 2007@00:56:35.
David Whitehead on 19 November 2012@09:54:29.
David Whitehead on 21 March 2016@09:17:46.


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