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Title: Short Note on John 19, 26-27
Author(s): NEIRYNCK, F.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 71 Issue: 4 Date: Dec. 1995
R.E. Brown’s commentary on “The Mother of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple (John 19,26-27)” in BDM refers to “the opposing positions taken in lively controversy by Neirynck (‘Eis’) and de la Potterie (‘Parole’ and ‘Et à partir’)” regarding the last part of Jn 19,27: From that hour the disciple took her to his own. The abbreviation “Eis” stands for my note on εἰς τὰ ἴδια in ETL, 1979. In response to I. de la Potterie’s reaction (“Et à partir”, 1980) a fuller treatment of the translation problem in Jn 19,27b appeared in ETL, 1981. Now, fifteen years after “Eis”, Brown declares he takes a stance “between the two positions”. On the one hand, “Neirynck shows through grammatical and vocabulary parallels what the text could mean if one ignores Johannine theology... On the other hand [...] one does not need to invoke ‘interior and spiritual space’ to understand ‘his own’”.