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Luke 22:44

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Lk 22:44 καὶ ἐγένετο ὁ ἱδρὼς αὐτοῦ ὡσεὶ θρόμβοι αἵματος

KAI EGENETO O hIDRWS AUTOU hWSEI QROMBOI AIMATOS

Every year this bothers me, but I don’t think I’ve ever posted a question about it here.

I always understood this verse to say, “And his sweat became like large drops of blood”; where hWSEI means something like “could be compared to”, not “turned into”. Yet every Lent we hear about the “bloody sweat”.

So what is the natural meaning of hWSEI here?

Rev. Alexander Ring 11214 3rd Ave E Tacoma, WA 98445

The human mind had never invented a labor-saving machine equal to algebra.

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