James 2:3 ὑπὸ τὸ ὑποπόδιόν μου

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James 2:3 ὑπὸ τὸ ὑποπόδιόν μου

Postby Jonathan Robie » February 14th, 2013, 9:47 am

James 2:3 wrote:ἐπιβλέψητε δὲ ἐπὶ τὸν φοροῦντα τὴν ἐσθῆτα τὴν λαμπρὰν καὶ εἴπητε· Σὺ κάθου ὧδε καλῶς, καὶ τῷ πτωχῷ εἴπητε· Σὺ στῆθι ἢ κάθου ἐκεῖ ὑπὸ τὸ ὑποπόδιόν μου


What exactly does that phrase refer to? Is it hyperbole, or would poor people actually be told to sit at someone's feet? Anything I could read that would shed reliable light on this question?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: James 2:3 ὑπὸ τὸ ὑποπόδιόν μου

Postby Daniel Streett » February 14th, 2013, 3:46 pm

Jonathan, I presented a paper at SBL a few years ago on that part of James. I argued that the language there is best explained if we read the scene as taking place at an early Christian meal. You can see the paper here: http://danielstreett.wordpress.com/2011 ... port-pt-2/
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Re: James 2:3 ὑπὸ τὸ ὑποπόδιόν μου

Postby Jonathan Robie » February 14th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Daniel Streett wrote:Jonathan, I presented a paper at SBL a few years ago on that part of James. I argued that the language there is best explained if we read the scene as taking place at an early Christian meal. You can see the paper here: http://danielstreett.wordpress.com/2011 ... port-pt-2/


Excellent paper - and it definitely makes sense of this phrase. Thanks!
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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