[B-Greek] Lk 2:21 EPLHSQHSAN
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Sat Jul 7 14:34:20 EDT 2007
KAI hOTE EPLHSQHSAN hHMERAI OKTW TOU PERITEMEIN AUTON
KAI EKLHQH TOHNOMA AUTOU IHSOUS
A problem with EPLHSQHSAN.
A common rendering as 'after eight days He was circumcised' is surely
incorrect [since it is to be on the eighth day]. Cf. Source N.T. is a
rare one to put as 'On the 8th day ~'
It seems to me that this whole clause is not telling us that 'he was
circumcised after xx days or on what day' but rather 'after completion
of 8 days including his circumcision on the 8th day, he was named'.
Please correct me if I am not in the right direction in understanding
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