Hebrews 2:9 hOPWS XAPITI QEOU hUPER PANTOS GEUSHTAI QANATOU
Stephen C. Carlson
scarlson at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 18 19:14:36 EDT 2002
At 01:39 PM 6/18/02 -0400, Jonathan Ferguson wrote:
>hOPWS XAPITI QEOU hUPER PANTOS GEUSHTAI QANATOU
> If anyone knows, I was wondering why the KJV has "that he by the grace
>of God should taste death for every man." (Heb. 2:9). I was wondering what
>caused them to supply "man." Some people who believe in limited atonement
>(I personally do not) point out that this verse in the Greek text does not
>contain man (ANQRWPOS), and therefore, "every" is referring to "every" of
>the bretheren mentioned in verse 11. I was wondering if anyone knew of a
>grammatical rule that would aid in understand why "man" is included in the
In the English of that time, the word "man" when used with "every," "any,"
and "no," meant "person" indefinitely or generically. Thus, the KJV's "every
man" is equivalent to the modern English "everyone." A lot of "translation"
issues involving the KJV really do not involve the Greek but a different
dialect of English than what we are used to.
I do not fully understand the context of your debate, but I would disagree
with the notion that the word ANQRWPOS must be present with PAS to support
an indefinite or generic meaning.
Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson at mindspring.com
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