Couple o' quick questions
Mr. Lemuel G. Abarte
lemuel at bcd.weblinq.com
Tue Jun 23 22:12:28 EDT 1998
My observation in the exegesis of the BHS and perusal of the LXX is that there is a strong correspondence in the use of the Greek words as the translation of the Hebrew words on a one on one basis. In the verses I have been, the LXX is a good explanation for the Hebrew particularly in some agglutination which make the Hebrew combination very obscure and the concepts are difficult to communicate with just an equivalent Greek word.
In a way, preserving the raw meanings of the Hebrew words does give a "feel" of the strength of the Hebrew, while the Greek LXX makes a refinement in the translation. Surprisingly, the KJV is a good translation of the Masoretic Text and in many instances provide nuance to the repetitive use of the vav (waw) conjunction.
From: Stephen Long <steve at allegrographics.com>
To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 10:24 PM
Subject: Couple o' quick questions
Does anybody know of a good book or article that deals with semitic language influence on the New
Testament or LXX?
Also, is there a rule of translating similar to Occam's Razor, that the simplest explanation is the
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