[B-Greek] Matthew 28:19
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Wed Dec 22 05:26:54 EST 2010
The only problem being that "disciple" is not a verb in English. This is the sort of
translation made by translators who want to create the target language anew in
the image of the source language.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (ret)
On Dec 22, 2010, at 12:42 AM, Leonard Jayawardena <leonardj at live.com> wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:25:57 -0500
> > From: dony at cupandcross.com
> > To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: [B-Greek] Matthew 28:19
> > Matthew 28:19 PANTA TA EQNH (acc.)
> > make disciples of all the nations (DBY) OR disciple all the nations (YLT) ?
> > Dony K. Donev
> Mt. 28:19: POREUQENTES OUN MAQHTEUSATE PANTA TA EQNH ....
> The YLT is correct in literally rendering the above as "disciple all the nations," because MAQHTEUSATE comes from the verb MAQHTEUW, literally "to disciple" (if the verb is used with a transitive, active meaning, as here), which is more idiomatically rendered in the other translation you cited as "make disciples of."
> A Greek form literally corresponding to the English "make disciples of all the nations" would be POIHSATE MAQHTAS EK TWN EQNWN PANTWN.
> Leonard Jayawardena
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