[B-Greek] Newbie / Lurker question on Hebrews 11:1 DE as transitional conjunction

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
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:
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>  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.
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> I suspect the problem is a hermeneutical one rather than one with either the Greek or the English language.
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> Kevin Riley
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How about 'Well then' instead of 'Now'? It may remove 'now'
misunderstood as a temporal marker.

Oun Kwon



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