Friends of the Bridegroom? Mark 2:19
Posted: May 20th, 2017, 2:37 pm
The ESV renders this as "wedding guests" and the NKJV says "friends of the bridegroom", and the interlinear Greek says "sons of the bridechamber". Does anyone know the scholarship behind either the ESV or NKJV renditions? Is this just another case of rendering "cornerstone" for "head of the corner"? In other words is it a reasonable likeness, or are there extra-Biblical materials that clearly demonstrate that to a reader of Koine Greek "sons of the bridechamber" means "wedding guests"?