## cornerstone

Bawm build with bamboo and thatch in their mountainous forests. They made the apostles and prophets become the roof ridge pole and Jesus the central uprights which support it. I asked why not the corner uprights since Greek has a term that is translated in English as ‘cornerstone.’ Bawm translators responded that the central uprights are more important than the corner ones, and Greek refers to the most important stone. (“Corner uprights” used in 1Tim 3:15.) (Source: David Clark)

In Mono, translators used “main post.”

In Martu Wangka the “cornerstone” is “two forked sticks with another long strong stick laid across.” (See also 1 Peter 2:6-7.)

In Arrernte, the translation in 1Pet 2:7 (in English translation: “the stone . . . became the very corner stone”) was rendered as “the foundation… continues to be the right foundation.” (Source for this and two above: Carl Gross)

In Ixcatlán Mazatec it is translated with a term denoting the “the principal part of the ‘house’ (or work).” (Source: Robert Bascom)