[B-Greek] 1 Peter 1:11 "spirit of Christ" NWT

Awohili at aol.com Awohili at aol.com
Fri Jul 23 11:19:42 EDT 2010


The NWT rendering of 1 Peter 1:11, "the spirit in them was indicating  
concerning Christ," for τὸ ἐν αὐτοῖς 
πνεῦμα Χριστοῦ προμαρτυρόμενον, is  apparently contextual (as 
the translators understood it) rather than strictly  grammatical.
 
However, the footnote to 1 Peter 1:11 in the NWT Reference Bible (1984)  
gives the literat translation in this manner: "Or, 'the spirit of Christ which 
 was in them indicated.'"  
 
Thus, the NWT makes available the literal translation along with  a 
contextual one -- the spirit-directed examination of the prophetic  Messianic 
Scriptures by pre-Christian prophets.
 
Solomon Landers


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