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I wonder what the editors of the Orthodox Study Bible do?

With a tip of the hat to Rod Dreher, I would like to acknowledge the following homiletical wisdom from Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church of Tempe, Arizona:

This really speaks for itself, so I won’t provide any commentary. Nothing I could offer could possibly do any better than what Pastor Steven has already said. However, if anybody is questioning the translation — the Septuagint renders this phrase as “οὐροῦντα πρὸς τοῖχον” . The verb οὐρέω is rendered by the Liddell-Scott Greek-English Lexicon, quite properly and with a firm pecker as “make water”; πρός plus an accusative here is an accusative “of goal, aiming at” (BDAG Greek-English Lexicon, entry 3.c for πρός), and a τοῖχος is a wall of a house or a courtyard. “Pisseth against a wall” indeed seems to be a legitimate rendering.

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6 Responses to “I wonder what the editors of the Orthodox Study Bible do?”


  1. 1 Quixote 26 February 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Marvelous clip! But he didn’t address the whole statement:

    “I . . . will CUT OFF from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall.”

    Ouch, baby.

    Guess I’d rather test NIV positive.

  2. 2 TheDeeZone 8 April 2008 at 12:14 am

    Think he misses the point of the passage.

  3. 3 Richard Barrett 8 April 2008 at 8:58 am

    Heh. You think?

  4. 4 Polycarp 29 July 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Richard, I hope that this guy keeps doing stand up. I have laughed at this for a while now.

  5. 5 Richard Barrett 31 July 2008 at 7:17 am

    If only it were standup…

  6. 6 Jamey W. Bennett 22 July 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Looks like the video was taken down. Here’s another one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNCoevpt5TE


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