|OOPS! Wrong kind of "Goth". Sorry!|
Lets take a look at Mark 7:26:
ἡ δὲ γυνὴ ἦν ἑλληνίς, συροφοινίκισσα τῶ γένει· καὶ ἠρώτα αὐτὸν ἵνα τὸ δαιμόνιον ἐκβάλῃ ἐκ τῆς θυγατρὸς αὐτῆς.
[Greek text, link: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/gnt/mar007.htm#026]
wasuþ~þan so qino haiþno, Saurini fwnikiska gabaurþai, jah baþ ina ei þo unhulþon uswaurpi us dauhtr izos.
[Ulfilas, 348, link: http://www.wulfila.be/gothic/browse/text/?book=4&chapter=7]
erat autem mulier gentilis Syrophoenissa genere et rogabat eum ut daemonium eiceret de filia eius
[Jerome (Vulgate), ca. 385, link: http://www.drbo.org/lvb/chapter/48007.htm]
Soþlice ðæt wif wæs hæðen, Sirofenisces cynnes. And bæd hine, ðæt he ðone deofol of hyre dehter adrife.
[West Saxon Gospels, ca 990, link: http://wordhord.org/nasb/mark-ws.html]
And the womman was hethen, of the generacioun of Sirofenyce. And sche preiede hym, that he wolde caste out a deuel fro hir douyter.
[Wycliffe, 1389, link: http://wesley.nnu.edu/fileadmin/imported_site/biblical_studies/wycliffe/Mar.txt]
The woman was a Greke oute of Syrophenicia and she besought him yt he wolde caste out ye devyll oute of her doughter.
[Tyndale, 1526, link: http://wesley.nnu.edu/fileadmin/imported_site/tyndale/mar.txt]
[Luther, 1545, link: http://www.bibledbdata.org/onlinebibles/german_l/41_007.htm]
It is also worth taking a look at some modern commentaries on this passage (taken from here: http://bible.cc/mark/7-26.htm):
"all heathens or idolaters were called Ἑλληνες, Greeks, by the Jews; whether they were Parthians, Medes, Arabs, Indians, or Ethiopians. Jews and Greeks divided the whole world at this period."
"A Greek - The Jews called all persons 'Greeks' who were not of their nation. Compare Romans 1:14. The whole world was considered as divided into Jews and Greeks. Though she might not have been strictly a 'Greek,' yet she came under this general appellation as a foreigner."
"The woman was a Greek,.... Or Gentile, an Heathen woman, which made her faith the more remarkable. So the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions call her; which she might be, and was, though she was a woman of Canaan, as she is said to be in Matthew 15:22, for though the land of Israel in general, was called the land of Canaan, yet there was a particular part, which was at first inhabited by Canaan himself, which bore this name; and is the same with Phoenicia, of which this woman was an inhabitant, and therefore she is afterwards called a Syrophoenician."
Also check out this closely related post:
Defining Paganism: "Where your treasure is, there is your heart also."
|Ulfilas preaching to the Goths.|