[B-Greek] John 8:17 DE

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
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
>>> be
>>> translated the same with or without it. I'm afraid this is a silly
>>> question,
>>> but can someone tell me why DE is there? Is it translated AND or But with
>>> KAI
>>> being translated as ALSO?  That would make sense to me, but I still
>>> wonder
>>> why it is needed.

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> 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.

John 8:17
Why, even in the very Law you are holding
it is written there that the testimony of two men is valid.

Oun Kwon.



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