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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Matthew 20:34

Touched their eyes (hpsato twn ommatwn).
A synonym for optalmwn in Mark 8:23 and here alone in the N.T. In the LXX and a common poetic word (Euripides) and occurs in the papyri. In modern Greek matia mou (abbreviation) means "light of my eye," "my darling." The verb aptomai is very common in the Synoptic Gospels. The touch of Christ's hand would sooth the eyes as they were healed.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 20:34". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=020&verse=034>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.