EIS QEON

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Aug 27 20:28:47 EDT 2001


At 10:55 PM +0000 8/27/01, Mark Wilson wrote:
>In Hebrews 8:10, we have:
>
>...KAI EPI KARDIAS AUTWN EMPGRAFW AUTOUS
>KAI ESOMAI AUTOIS EIS QEON
>KAI AUTOI ESONTAI MOI EIS LAON.
>
>What are the translational options for EIS, which
>I assume would be the same in its function with QEON and LAON.
>
>Some translations seem to not translate it altogether.

This Heb 8:8-12 is a direct citation from Jeremiah 31:31-34 (LXX 38:33); I
think it reflects Semitic usage "be for" = "become"--so that one ought not
to understand EIS QEON and EIS LAON in terms of ordinary Greek grammar at
all here.
-- 

Carl W. Conrad
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