The forty-year old guy (Acts 4:22)

“The man,

On whom this sign of healing

Had been performed,

Was more than forty years old.”

ἐτῶν γὰρ ἦν πλειόνων τεσσεράκοντα ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἐφ’ ὃν γεγόνει τὸ σημεῖον τοῦτο τῆς ἰάσεως. 

The author of Acts indicated that the man (ὁ ἄνθρωπος) who had received this sign (ἐφ’ ὃν γεγόνει τὸ σημεῖον τοῦτο) of healing (ἰάσεως) was more than forty years old (ἐτῶν γὰρ ἦν πλειόνων τεσσεράκοντα).  Acts used this unique word ἰάσεως that means a healing or a cure.  It is interesting that this comment about the age of the lame beggar, who was cured, was inserted here.  Clearly, he was not a young man, but a mature person at over forty years old.  Is forty years old young or old?

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