[B-Greek] Living water etc.
Translation Officer - Bible Society of South Africa
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Wed Feb 5 01:51:54 EST 2003
I am not so sure whether I am allowed to ask questions about extra-biblical Greek texts? I am going to take the chance anyway, assuming someone will inform me if that's not on ...
1. In the "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" (DIDAXH) I came across the following in the section on baptism:
BAPTISATE [...] EN hUDATI ZWNTI. EAN DE MH EXHiS hUDWR ZWN, EIS ALLO hUDWR BAPTISON
I thought that hUDWR ZWN meant "fresh water" (i.e. not salt like sea water) until I read Robert Kraft's translation, which has "running water". Is "fresh water" a possibility or not?
2. How would you translate KAI PAS PROFHTHS hORIZWN TRAPEZAN EN PNEUMATI OU FAGETAI AP' AUTHS (from the section on apostles and prophets)? I've got Kraft's translation, but I would like to know how some other great minds interpret this.
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