[B-Greek] APO MEROUS in Romans 11:25

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at sil.org
Fri Oct 30 00:58:22 EDT 2009

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> Is 'for a while' an acceptable translation of APO MEROUS in Romans 11:25?
> i.e. "Israel has experienced a hardening for a while until the full number of
> Gentiles has come in"
> all the translations I have render it '....a hardening in part'.
> I was not sure why whether there is a reason it doesn't seem to be
> translated 'for a while', given that it is in some other places
> (e.g. Romans 15:24).
> Many thanks
> Adrian Clark

Thanks. You have inadvertently pointed to a problematic handling of APO MEROUS
in Rom 15:24, that I was not aware of.

Iver Larsen

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