[B-Greek] Matthew 28:19

Stephen Carlson stemmatic at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 08:01:06 EST 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 5:26 AM, cwconrad2 <cwconrad2 at mac.com> wrote:
> The only problem being that "disciple" is not a verb in English.

The OED says that that "disciple" used to be a verb in English,
thought it is now in its various senses either obsolete, rare, or
archaic.  Interestingly, three of its four examples of sense 2, "To
make a disciple of; to convert to the doctrine of another. Now rare or
arch.," are allusions to Matt 28:19.

So it looks like that no matter how tempting "disciple" as a verb may
be, it is not really an option for a modern English translation.

Stephen Carlson
Stephen C. Carlson
Graduate Program in Religion
Duke University

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