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!
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.”