[B-Greek] Jacob and James
tmcos at rogers.com
tmcos at rogers.com
Sat Feb 28 13:12:17 EST 2004
Dear Arie, thank you for your feed back, much appreciated. It just
seems odd that when the NT quotes other OT figures it seems to
retain their name as the LXX does, but Jacob seems to be an
exception. Even the name IHSOUS is used of the Joshua of the
OT in Acts 7:45 and Heb 4:8. It is interesting that while modern
English translations have "Joshua", the King James Version had
translated this name directly from the Greek as "Jesus".
A.T.Robertson also maintains the position in his "Word Pictures of
the New Testament' that James was a Hellenized form of Jacob.
In Heb 11:22 the "Jospeh" of the OT is spelled the same way as
the LXX has it. It just seems odd that the name Jacob would have
under gone a different change in morphology.
> From: "Arie Dirkzwager" <dirkzwager at pandora.be>
> Date: 2004/02/28 Sat AM 03:51:02 EST
> To: "Tony Costa" <tmcos at rogers.com>, <b-
greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Jacob and James
> Dear Tony,
> Flavius Josephus calls (e.g.) the patriarchs Jacob and Joseph
> IWSHPOS. Therefore I think that using Greek additions like -OS
is a sign of
> adaptation to the Greek environment.
> For people who use Jacob and Joseph for the patriarchs these
> familiar from the religious realm of the Old Testament. These
> Joseph did not live in a Greek environment.
> If those people use Jacobus and Josep(h)us for living people it
is a sign
> that those Jacobs and Josephs usually got a name with -OS in
> Dr. A. Dirkzwager
> Hoeselt, Belgium
> e-mail dirkzwager at pandora.be
> ----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
> Van: "Tony Costa" <tmcos at rogers.com>
> Aan: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Verzonden: zaterdag 28 februari 2004 7:34
> Onderwerp: [B-Greek] Jacob and James
> Dear Friends, when the NT alludes to the patriarch Jacob it
renders the name
> IAKWB (eg. Heb.11:21). However, when it mentions James, it
uses IAKWBOS (eg.
> Matt.13:55; James 1:1) Why does the NT render this name
> adding OS to the end of IAKWB thus giving us IAKWBOS? Why
did it not simply
> use IAKWB?
> Tony Costa
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