Charlie Johnson wrote:μαστιγοῖ δὲ πάντα υἱὸν ὃν παραδέχεται
Hebrew:... וּכְאָב אֶת־בֵּן יִרְצֶה
Translation of Hebrew: ... as a father the son in whom he delights.
How did the word for father get confused with a word that could be translated μαστιγοι?
Since נכה is the typical word behind μαστιγόω in the Greek translation (see Prov 17:10 and 19:25), my preliminary guess we have one visual and one phonetic confusion, and a different word separation:
- instead of a waw ו the translator saw a nun נ or yod י, from the root נכה in the suffix conjugation or prefix conjugation, respectively.
- instead of aleph, the translator though read he, because of similarity of sound.
- instead of dividing the words after the bet, the translator divided them before the bet.
So the Greek would be a translation of יכה ב rather than וכאב.
But then we have to ask how באת became πάντα.
Ken M. Penner
St. Francis Xavier University