jwest at jwest at
Mon Oct 1 06:50:08 EDT 2001

> In Luke 17.5, PROSQES is translated generally as increase.  Might it not 
> better be translated as "unite or put" faith near to us, with an emphasis not 
> on increasing existing faith, but rather on gaining access and intimacy to 
> that faith which the disciples have seen in Christ.

literally- *set before us* faith.  or perhaps *place before us, place to us*.

> Anyway, not getting into interpretation, is there a reason to translate 
> PROSTIQNMI as "increase" rather than as "bring or put near?"

no. there isnt.


Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies,
Roane State Community College

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