Steve Long steve at
Tue Nov 30 16:55:06 EST 1999

>There's an old-fashioned verb, "sire," which perhaps is more appropriate to
>animal husbandry than to standard GNT and patristic usage. I think that
>"generate" would be a pretty good term; it may, because of English
>cognates, appear rather mechanical, but this good Latin verbal root has
>good credentials: from GENER-, the root of GENUS, "produce of new one of
>one's kind."

If we are talking current English usage then 'fathered' is probably the
best translation. Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, etc. It's
the only word I could think of that's currently used in that context.


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