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Matthew 12:41-42

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12:41 The people 1  of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented when Jonah preached to them 2  – and now, 3  something greater than Jonah is here! 12:42 The queen of the South 4  will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon – and now, 5  something greater than Solomon is here!

1 tn Grk “men”; the word here (ἀνήρ, anhr) usually indicates males or husbands, but occasionally is used in a generic sense of people in general, as here (cf. BDAG 79 s.v. 1.a, 2).

2 tn Grk “at the preaching of Jonah.”

3 tn Grk “behold.”

4 sn On the queen of the South see 1 Kgs 10:1-3 and 2 Chr 9:1-12, as well as Josephus, Ant. 8.6.5-6 (8.165-175). The South most likely refers to modern southwest Arabia, possibly the eastern part of modern Yemen, although there is an ancient tradition reflected in Josephus which identifies this geo-political entity as Ethiopia.

5 tn Grk “behold.”



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