I am trying to understand the position of the woman when she wipes and kisses the feet of Jesus.
In the Gospel of Luke it is recorded,
Luke 7:36-50 New International Version (NIV)
36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
The text informs the reader that the woman stood behind Jesus at his feet weeping, and appears to imply that the tears would fall on the upper part of his feet,as there is no mention that Jesus lifted his feet for her to dry and kiss the soul of his feet.
How is the reader of the text meant to understand what position the woman was in when this event happened? Did she move around to the front of Jesus when she dried and kissed his feet,or was she still behind him.