Zachariah 3:10 (anarthrous nouns translated with articles
Diana N. Shaw
DINOSAUR2LIST at prodigy.net
Mon Jul 24 01:35:30 EDT 2000
Came on with a question that I see oddly coincides with a current b-greek thread from Ephesians.
Is there any justification in Hebrew grammar for the KJV use of the article with "vine" and "fig tree" in Zachariah 3:10? They're anarthrous in the MT (and also LXX), so wondered what the source of the KJV translation was. [Had never noticed this difference, but saw the NEB translation (which supplies "his," German style) quoted in Judith Baldwin's commentary. Checked NIV & RSV and found they do likewise.] With the article, the line sounds a bit Messianic, so the difference doesn't seem negligible. (My personal preference would be that they not supply anything; just leave them anarthrous.)
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