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Question Does Simeon use a known idiom/metaphor in his blessing, as a "Sympathetic Prophecy": that Mary's own Soul would be "Pierced" by the Agony of Grief? Or, does the Prophecy regarding Mary indicate that at some point, even she would be held accountable and convicted of some "secret intent of her heart"? Alternate Answer Note: The actual ...


Question Restatement How many ways can "and also your soul shall be pierced" be read and do both the piercing and the contradiction lead to the thoughts of many hearts being revealed? Proposed Answer The Greek construction "δὲ καὶ" used in this passage, indicates "along with", "not just them", "others as well". Luke consistently uses this ...

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