[B-Greek] Mark 3:13-19 Translation Issues
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at ioa.com
Tue Nov 15 16:26:30 EST 2005
On Nov 15, 2005, at 4:12 PM, Dan Gleason wrote:
> Dear George
> You've got to open up your mind a little bit to some new
> translation paradigms.
Well, it doesn't appear that you are going to do that; you continue
to ask for
comments on your translations, but none of the comments seems to be very
helpful to you.
> Read my reply to Webb re this "ascended into" issue.
I have read it -- with incredulity, never imagining that what Jesus
was doing in
the hill country of Galilee was what we now understand as the sport of
>> From: George F Somsel <gfsomsel at juno.com>
>> To: webb at selftest.net
>> CC: dan-bgreek at hotmail.com,b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Mark 3:13-19 Translation Issues
>> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:41:37 -0500
>> On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:02:10 -0800 "Webb" <webb at selftest.net> writes:
>> > Dear Dan,
>> > Sample comment:
>> > And he ascended into (EIS) the Mountain ...
>> > No English speaker would use the word "ascended" to describe a
>> > person
>> > walking up a mountain. Mountain climbing, maybe... In English you
>> > say "going
>> > into the mountains" or "going up the mountain", or "going up on the
>> > mountain", but never "going into the mountain". English and Greek
>> > prepositions simply don't correspond one to one, and there is no
>> > point in
>> > pretending that they do.
>> If I were to read that someone went "into the mountain", I would
>> that he entered a cave or, more likely yet, a mine.
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Carl W. Conrad
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