[B-Greek] Jn 2.4 and translation practices

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Nov 22 19:35:56 EST 2006

Nobody's very comfortable with this. My suggestion: "my dear."

On Nov 22, 2006, at 1:45 PM, RRedden604 at aol.com wrote:

> The NET Bible leaves "woman" there, and wrestles with the  
> connotation in
> English in a note.  There may be a significance for Jesus' use of  
> GUNAI in  Jn.
> 2:4, et al, and English readers need to face the challenges as well as
> translators in my opinion.
> On the other hand, if this is unsatisfactory, I see no real  
> objection to  the
> use of lady instead of woman, since M&W give, as the third   
> definition,
> "WOMAN, FEMALE   often used in a courteous reference  *show the  
> lady to a seat* or
> usually in the plural in address *ladies and  gentlemen*."  Once  
> again, in a
> translation, a footnote would be  essential.
> Rob Redden
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Carl W. Conrad
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