[B-Greek] Matthew 3:4 John was hairy like Elijah?
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Sat Apr 24 00:29:32 EDT 2010
Matthew 3:4 αυτος δε ο ιωαννης ειχεν το
ενδυμα αυτου απο τριχων καμηλου και
ζωνην δερματινην περι την οσφυν αυτου
η δε τροφη αυτου ην ακριδες και μελι
Matthew 3:4 AUTOS DE hO IWANNHS EIXEN TO ENDUMA AUTOU APO TRIXWN
KAMHLOU KAI ZWNHN DERUMATINHN PERI THN OSFUN AUTOU hH DE TROFH AUTOU
HN AKRIDES KAI MELI AGRION
I am having two translation problems
1) "AUTOS DE hO IWANNHS"
a. Why did the author feel it necessary to write John's name? He could
have said "AUTOS DE EIXEN"
2) "TO ENDUMA AUTOU APO TRIXWN KAMHLOU"
a. what does this expression "after camel's hair" mean?
b. does this mean "like camels hair" as in "after the appearance of
c. 2 kings 1:8 says in the Hebrew that Elijah was "possessor of hair"
which is often translated that "he was a hairy man" the LXX also says
that. and King James says "john's raiment was of camels hair" which
could be translated that his appearance was like camels hair.
so, is mat 3:4 "TO ENDUMA AUTOU" "his garment was made from camels
hair" or "his outfit/appearance was after/like camel's hair" which
would mean that John was a hairy man with a skin belt? and why?
3) "APO TRIXWN KAMHLOU"
why is apo necessary?
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