Acts 13:1-SUNTROFOS

Harry W. Jones hjbluebird at aol.com
Sat May 25 07:12:47 EDT 2002


Dear Ted,

I looked at BDAG and Semantic Domains which I assume you don't have and 
after looking at the Greek of the passage it really seems to me Ted
that the translators in their translation gave information that just isn't
contained within the Greek of that particular passage. I guess you could
say that since Manaen was the foster brother of Herod the Tetrarch that
that
would imply that he was a member of the court of Herod. But that
translation
would be saying more than what is said in the Greek of the passage. I'm 
somewhat disappointed with NASB on this passage because even though it is
suppose to be a literal translation it says that Menaen was brought up
with
Herod. Why not just translate it as "Menaen the foster brother of Herod"
and leave it at that? 

Anyway just a few thoughts I had on it.

Best Regards,
Harry Jones


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> BlankI'm curious about the translation of SUNTROFOS in the ESV, NRSV, =
> NEB and the Amplified, which render the term as "..a member of the =
> court..."  BAGD defines the term as "nourished or brought up together =
> with, familiar, on friendly terms, foster-brother, companion, intimate =
> friend,"  and other translations have "..brought up with.." (NASB, NIV, =
> KJV) and "..foster brother.." (Recovery Version, and my Greek-English =
> Interlinear).  I'm guessing that "..a member of the court.." is not so =
> much a translation of the term as it is a logical extension of the =
> relationship between Manaen and Herod the tetrarch.  That is, if =
> Manaen's relationship with Herod was so close that it could be described =
> as SUNTROFOS, he must have been "..a member of the court.."  Am I =
> mistaken?
> 
> Many thanks.
> 
> Ted =20
> Dr. Theodore "Ted" H. Mann
> theomann at earthlink.net
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