[B-Greek] Newbie / Lurker question on Hebrews 11:1 DE as transitional conjunction
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Wed Aug 25 23:52:49 EDT 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Kevin Riley <klriley at alphalink.com.au> wrote:
> To take 'now' in this context as a temporal word is to misunderstand English. In standard (formal) English, 'now' is a good translation of 'de' in this instance, which is probably why so many translators use it. For it to have a temporal reference it would have to come somewhere else in the sentence. Actually, I am not sure you could put 'now' as a temporal reference into the sentence as it stands without a good bit of restructuring.
> I suspect the problem is a hermeneutical one rather than one with either the Greek or the English language.
> Kevin Riley
How about 'Well then' instead of 'Now'? It may remove 'now'
misunderstood as a temporal marker.
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