apostle, apostles

The Greek term that is translated as “apostle(s)” in English is (back-) translated in the following ways:

complete verse (Luke 22:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 22:14:

  • Nyongar: “When the moment came, Jesus and his disciples went to the table and sat down.” (Source: Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang)
  • Uma: “When the time to eat the Paskah food had really come, Yesus sat with his disciples in that house.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the time of the feast had come Isa and his apostles sat down to eat.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when it was time for supper, Jesus sat down with his apostles to eat.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When the right hour arrived, Jesus sat-down-with his apostles to eat.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When the hour/time had now arrived, Jesus sat down at the eating-place together with his disciples.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)

the last supper (image)

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Willy Wiedmann, the artist, commented on this picture: “In spite of some difficulty, and unlike Leonardo da Vinci [see here] I did not set my last supper in a theatrical scene with Jesus in the center behind an elongated table with all the disciples, with two at each end so that that there are 11 seated behind the table. And not like the panel by Juan de Juanes (1623-79) [see here] in which the six disciples left and right are very dynamic figures. And also not like Martin Schongauer’s Last Supper [see here] with a slightly shorter table (also incidentally very similar to Juanes in the attitudes of the figures) and two figures seen from the back in the foreground of the panel. Instead I have given the Master the middle place to the foreground, with his back to us to finally leave the controversial Jesus-existential questions unanswered. Slightly symbolically it means that he is leaving his world. The iris color is meant to transfer the rainbow to Jesus, that God once linked to Noah (my kingdom is not of this world). I attempted to present answers that correspond to the characters of each individual.”

Image and text taken from the Wiedmann Bible. For more information about the images and ways to adopt them, see here.