[B-Greek] Jn 2.4 and translation practices
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 22 20:47:48 EST 2006
Meet Mr. Nobody. In some situations (such as when Jesus is speaking to his mother) I think it might be very appropriate.
----- Original Message ----
From: Carl W. Conrad <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
To: RRedden604 at aol.com
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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 7:35:56 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Jn 2.4 and translation practices
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
> "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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