Bill Mounce

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Does "Yes Lord" Mean "Yes" or "No" in Matt 15:27?

When the woman answers Jesus, "Yes, Lord," is she agreeing or disagreeing? Most translations use an adversative like "but" for the following γάρ even though that gloss does not appear in the lexicon. Are they right to do so?