[B-Greek] John 8:17 DE
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Sun Jul 11 00:24:14 EDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Conrad" <cwconrad2 at mac.com>
> To: "Marilyn Phemister" <windmill65 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "B-Greek" <B-Greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: 8. juli 2010 01:40
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] John 8:17 DE
>> On Jul 7, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Marilyn Phemister wrote:
>>> **Esteemed Scholars:
>>> I am puzzled about DE in John 8:17. It seems to me that the verse would
>>> translated the same with or without it. I'm afraid this is a silly
>>> but can someone tell me why DE is there? Is it translated AND or But with
>>> being translated as ALSO? That would make sense to me, but I still
>>> why it is needed.
> For translation into English "and" would be the closest here, since it
> introduces an additional, but different, argument.
> Iver Larsen
It seems to me that the English injection 'why' fits very well here.
Why, even in the very Law you are holding
it is written there that the testimony of two men is valid.
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