[B-Greek] Gen 32:30 GOT (32:29 in English) and demonstrative

Jonathan Robie jonathan.robie at datadirect-technologies.com
Wed Jan 29 09:37:06 EST 2003


At 09:07 AM 1/29/2003 -0500, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> >As you say, it looks like a very literal translation here in Gen 32, so it
> >is probably borderline Greek. Could it be understood as: "Why are you asking
> >this (thing), i.e., my name?
> >It seems too odd to me to construe it directly with TO hONOMA MOU.
>
>But I suppose it's possible that the LXX spoke "Cockney" Greek...

I would be very interested in the answer to Iver's question - the rendering 
he proposes makes good logical sense, and I would like to know whether it 
is a likely rendering in Greek.

Jonathan



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