Ben C. Smith wrote:Bernard Muller wrote:Cup cannot be poured out, but blood can.
By this logic, one cannot drink a cup, either. But then we have passages such as Isaiah 51.17 LXX:
If you can drink it, you can pour it.
This is all just metonymy, a rather common figure of speech in most if not all languages: "cup" for "contents of cup" in this case.
"Luke" used the word ἐκχέω for liquids being poured out.
Lk 5:37 "And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled [ἐκχέω], and the bottles shall perish."
Lk 11:50 "That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed [ἐκχέω] from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;"
Act 22:20 "And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed [ἐκχέω], I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him"
So it is rather strange she would have the cup being poured out rather than the blood of Jesus in Lk 22:20.
I also think "drinking (from) the cup" is not the same as "the cup being poured out".