Lk.22:38 - Ἱκανόν ἐστιν. - "We're armed!" or "Can it!"

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Stephen Hughes
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Lk.22:38 - Ἱκανόν ἐστιν. - "We're armed!" or "Can it!"

Post by Stephen Hughes » February 6th, 2017, 8:55 pm

Luke 22:38 wrote:Οἱ δὲ εἶπον, Κύριε, ἰδού, μάχαιραι ὧδε δύο. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς, Ἱκανόν ἐστιν.
Is the sense of Ἱκανόν ἐστιν. to say that two swords were adequate weapons, or that Jesus was suggesting that there should be no talk of bringing weapons?
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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