"to the age" Young's Literal Translation (John 10:28)

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jan 23 15:48:11 EST 2003

At 1:04 PM -0600 1/23/03, Paul S Dixon wrote:
>On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 12:53:12 -0500 "Jonathan B. Ferguson"
><DunamisTheou at aol.com> writes:
>> Hello,
>>      I was wondering why it seems that no versions (besides the
>> YLT)
>> translates EIS TON AIWNA in John 10:28. Is it something that they
>> did
>> translate, and I'm just not getting it, or is it something they
>> didn't
>> because it is understand from something else in the verse?  Any help
>> will
>> be appreciated. :)
>Rheims NT has:  they shall not perish forever.
>This translation, though more literal and word for word, is not as clear
>as the translation of most, and undoubtedly means the same thing: they
>shall never perish.  That being the case, EIS TON AIWNA is probably

It's NOT pleonastic; it's simply the "ever" in the standard versions. EIS
TON AIWNA conveys the Hebraic L'OLAM.

Carl W. Conrad
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