[B-Greek] Why "door" and not "doors"?

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Jul 24 15:26:28 EDT 2007

On Jan 24, 2003, at 12:57 PM, Fridolin Janzen wrote:

> Dear friends,
> in James 5:9 we have the plural for door (THURA), doors (THURON) in
> Greek. Why do most translations have the word in the singular and  
> not in
> the plural, even though it is in the plural in the original?

Perhaps  because these are bivalve portals. QURA, by the way, is the  
singular, not QURON. QURWN is the genitive plural of QURA.

Carl W. Conrad

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