[b-hebrew] Need help with this one

Gary Hedrick garyh at cjfm.org
Fri Nov 13 13:30:30 EST 2009


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Gary Hedrick
San Antonio, Texas USA

On 11/13/09 12:19 PM, "Gary Hedrick" <garyh at cjfm.org> wrote:

> In Greek, the word is skandalizei--literally, "if your right eye
> should
scandalize you." The import of the word is to cause one to stumble or
> to
create a hindrance. "Offend" may have been a good translation in 1611 but
> it
isn't today.

On 11/12/09 9:58 PM, "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> wrote:

> Hi John,

The root K$L means "to fail": "If your right eye should
> fail you,
> poke it
out and throw it away". I haven't looked up what the Greek
> is, but it
> may be
that the English "offend" is a faulty
> translation!







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