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Published: Thursday, April 5 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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sharrona
layton, UT

The King James Bible misrepresents the original Greek, which actually has Christ telling Mary, "Don't cling to me," or, as the Joseph Smith Translation puts it, "Hold me not." And, in fact, the Greek verb implies that she was already clinging to him; in Greek, the Savior(Jesus) doesn't tell her not to hold on to him but to stop doing so. True,this is why modern translations are better:
Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to *the Father;(John 20:17NASB)
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to *the Father;(John 20:17 ESV)
Jesus said , unto her, Hold me not, for not yet ascended to my=(tov*) Father.(John 20;17 JST)

s/b the,*tov=the, a objective singular, definite article.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Dr. Petersen: Wonderful as always!

New Yorker
Pleasant Grove, UT

Yes, Sharrona, that's the difference between the prophetic and the scholastic. Maybe you're on the verge of discovering something. I suggest you sometime read "Three Shrines: the Mantic, the Sophic, and the Sophistic" by Hugh Nibley.

cindyb
CASPER, WY

This article was an uplifting addition to this wonderful Easter Sunday. Thanks

hc1951
Bend, OR

Thank you, Bro. Peterson, and Elder (St.) John for the timely reminder of the temporary nature of our sorrows :-)

sharrona
layton, UT

New Yorker,Yes, Sharrona, that's the difference between the prophetic and the scholastic. Maybe you're on the verge of discovering something. Maybe,
Read the rest of verse 17J of John 20:17 KJV)…I ascend unto MY(mou) Father, and Your Father; and to MY(mou) God, and Your God.
God is father both of Christ and believers, but in a different senses.(see 1:12,14,18,34)Jesus has a unique relationship but believers are adopted into the family of God. But you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Rom. 8:15)
Generically we are all created by the uncreated creator of all else, Acts 17:28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.

I have read several of Hugh Nibley’s books, I suggest you read his definition of the word atonement and reconciliation. His Greek rendering of Ephesian 1:7-8 is unusual at best.

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