John 4:12

Art thou (Mh su ei). Expecting a negative answer. Greater than our father Jacob (meizwn ei tou patro hmwn Iakwb). Ablative case patro after the comparative adjective meizwn (positive mega). The Samaritans claimed descent from Jacob through Joseph (tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh). Cattle (qremmata). Old word from trepw, to nourish, nursling, child, flock, cattle. Only here in N.T.