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by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Bill, that article is far better and quite interesting. However, according to the OLD, verbum has a much broader range of meaning than the author of the article suggests, including: 4(pl.) Words (used in combination to give expression to ideas). ▶ necesse est eos qui re sunt hostes ~is notari, sente...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Eat, drink, and be merry (don't worry, be happy)
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Eat, drink, and be merry (don't worry, be happy)

Skeleton feast motifs were fairly common in ancient times. There is this famous one from Pompeii... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roman-mosaic-know-thyself.jpg Fun fact: my daughter did a counted cross stitch of this, over 1700 stitches as an entry in the Philadelphia Classical Society com...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Following your suggestion I just did a search and lo and behold it appears that Jerome was copying a Pope: http://valera1602.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Catholics-Changing-Gods-Name.pdf Bill, you've got to be kidding. Riplinger is a KJV onlyist who believes that all other translations are Satani...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

To my knowledge Jerome did not know English as well as I do and as a native speaker I can tell you that to my ears the way "word" is used in English Bibles is more Biblish than it is English. I've never heard any of these in secular English: I agree that Jerome's English was terrible... :lol: Howev...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

From my point of view, the Latin should have been rendered with "sermo" rather than "verbum". That's exactly my point. In fact, I had that conversation here: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/19771/what-does-the-latin-word-sermo-convey-that-verbum-does-not-in-john-1717-and/32989?s=3|...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Bill, I'm not sure you are so much missing the boat as you are just focusing on the port side when there is also a starboard, a prow and a stern. I agree with Mike: "word" in English has a broad range of meaning which covers much of the semantic range enjoyed by λόγος. I also find it interesting tha...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 3rd, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἔνδοξος and εὐδόκησεν
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: ἔνδοξος and εὐδόκησεν

Song of Solomon 5:16 does not contain the word ἔνδοξος in the LXX. Robin, your posts, and especially your citation of Strong's concordance numbers, suggests to me that you have not actually studied the language. Please be aware that B-Greek serves those who either have or are in the process of actua...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 29th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John 1:18 μονογενὴς
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: John 1:18 μονογενὴς

As for Charles Lee Irons, I think his argument is basically along good lines, except that he insists on using the term "only-begotten", which with Mike I consider to be meaningless in contemporary English apart from theological jargon. The closest English collocation for μονογενής is "only child", ...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 29th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John 1:18 μονογενὴς
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: John 1:18 μονογενὴς

Psalm 25:16 ἐπίβλεψον ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὅτι μονογενὴς καὶ πτωχός εἰμι ἐγώ. Psalm 25:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. μονογενὴς translates to "Onely" Yes, translating the Hebrew יָחִיד, yachīd, which also may refer to not having siblings. Maybe the Psalmist i...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 28th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John 1:18 μονογενὴς
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: John 1:18 μονογενὴς

If you search the B-Greek archives, you'll find that this has been discussed a number of times, such as: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1252&p=6141&hilit=begotten#p6141 In the meantime, the answer is "unique, one of a kind." I wonder why no translator (I'm aware of) render...