[B-Greek] Matthew 22:34

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 16:42:08 EST 2010

My reply below just to answer your specific questions.

Oun Kwon

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org> wrote:

> I cannot see that any translation takes the idiom as suggesting purpose,
> that many English versions omit it. Which ones are you referring to?


1Co 11:18 - 'for the purpose of eating' - Wuest; [Most omits - NAB, NASB,
ESV, RSV, etc.]
Act 4:26 - 'for the very same purpose' - SourceNT

> makes it implicit in "unless you agree not to have sex for a little
> Since it is for a little while, it is understood that after a period
> to a special time of prayer without sex, then they should again have sex
> together. Bible translators normally want to use euphemisms for this
> activity, since the Bible is being read publicly in all sorts of
> GNV: "marital relations" and NET: "your relationship". NET's "resume"
> translates PALIN HTE. In my opinion, the NET is unnecessarily broad.
> Obviously, when husband and wife are together in this sense, they have to
> at the same place, but using the literal "be together again" should be
> enough in the context. Meaning is not only derived from words in
> but from words that occur EPI TO AUTO.

OJK: Aren't they examples of the nuance of 'purpose', unless of course if we
discard the phrase as unnecessary (in English) idiomatic expression?

> Iver Larsen

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