Translation of YUCH in 3John 1:2
Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sat Mar 9 16:51:06 EST 2002
On Fri 8 Mar 2002 (15:33:57), jelle_creemers at hotmail.com wrote:
> I am searching for a correct translation of YUCH in 3John 1:2. Normal
> translations of YUCH in Johannine and other literature would be either
> life or soul , but both seem strange in the context. If translated
> by soul , SOU hH YUCH would be actually a synonym of the preceding SE,
> and then KAQWS would not fit in the sentence. The translation by life
> seems not logical either. Who has any suggestions?
This seems to me to be of Semitic origin: YUCH stands for Hebrew NePheSh.
This is woodenly translated into liturgical Latin in the well known salutation
Pax vobiscum Peace be with you
Et cum spiritu tuo And with thy spirit (=and also with you)
So, therefore, SOU hH YUCH is a periphrasis for "you" SE, as you suggested.
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
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