Peter and the maid (Mk 14:66-14:66)

“While Peter was below

In the courtyard,

One of the servant-girls

Of the high priest

Came along.”


Καὶ ὄντος τοῦ Πέτρου κάτω ἐν τῇ αὐλῇ ἔρχεται μία τῶν παιδισκῶν τοῦ ἀρχιερέως,


This is similar to Matthew, chapter 26:69, and Luke, chapter 22:56, but Peter was warming himself.  John, chapter 18:16-17, has less about the servant-girl.  Mark said that Peter was sitting outside in the high priest’s lower courtyard (Καὶ ὄντος τοῦ Πέτρου κάτω ἐν τῇ αὐλῇ).  Then a young servant-girl or maid of the high priest came up to him (ἔρχεται μία τῶν παιδισκῶν τοῦ ἀρχιερέως).  This does not sound good for Peter.