Doubts about Newman's Beatification
(10-06-2010, 03:09 PM)3Sanctus Wrote: So "naked" could mean lacking one of two garments?
Possibly.  There have been Egyptian paintings showing fishermen working naked or in loincloths.  Depending on the translation is what you'll see...

I posted the Douay Rheims version, but different versions of the New Testament vary widely in their translation of the phrase that suggests nudity: King James Version–"he was naked"; Revised Standard Version, New American Standard Bible and New English Bible–"he was (NEB: ‘had’) stripped"; Living Bible–"he was stripped to the waist"; New International Version–"he had taken it [his outer garment] off"; Jerusalem Bible–"[he] had practically nothing on."

I suppose we'll never actually know - well at least in this lifetime, but I doubt that when (if?) I make it to the pearly gates that this'll be a pressing question I have for St. Peter.

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Re: Doubts about Newman's Beatification - by geogeer - 10-06-2010, 03:20 PM

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