bereshit (still)

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at
Mon Mar 18 16:15:30 EST 2002

>Ian, do you know enough ENGLISH to realise that "On the day when I chose
>Israel, I swore to them" and "On the day when I chose Israel and swore
>to them" have a quite different meaning? If the modern English
>translators had wanted to, they could have said the latter. But they
>said the former, which quite deliberately and unambiguously means
>something different.

To use your tactic, Peter, you are implying all the
other language translators whose works I have cited
of making mistakes. This, like your approach, is not
dealing with the Hebrew.


5 (SCHLACH) Und sprich zu ihnen: So spricht Gott, der HERR:
An dem Tage, als ich Israel erwählte und dem Samen des Hauses
Jakob schwur und mich ihnen in Ägyptenland zu erkennen gab;
ja, als ich ihnen schwur und sprach: Ich, der HERR, bin euer Gott!

5 (LND) ¶ e di’ loro: Così dice il Signore, l’Eterno:
il giorno in cui scelsi Israele e alzai la mano in giuramento
ai discendenti della casa di Giacobbe, e mi feci loro conoscere
nel paese d’Egitto, alzai la mano in giuramento a loro, dicendo:
"Io sono l’Eterno, il vostro DIO"

5 (VULGATE) ¶ et dices ad eos haec dicit Dominus Deus in die qua
elegi Israhel et levavi manum meam pro stirpe domus Iacob et
apparui eis in terra Aegypti et levavi manum meam pro eis dicens
ego Dominus Deus vester

5 (LXXM)  kai ereiv prov autouv tade legei kuriov af hv hmerav
hretisa ton oikon israhl kai egnwrisyhn tw spermati oikou iakwb
kai egnwsyhn autoiv en gh aiguptou kai antelabomhn th ceiri mou
autwn legwn egw kuriov o yeov umwn

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