Re: John 8:58 (longish)
Alan Repurk (email@example.com)
Thu, 08 Aug 1996 14:05:33 -0700
> Alan Repurk writes on 8/8/96:
> > I do not have the same problem with Exodus 3:14 as expressed in the LXX.
> > My Hebrew is nonexistent, though :(
> In the LXX, the translation has already been made and words inserted.
I am a bit confused. Is it not thought that if Jesus was quoteing
Exodus 3:14 in John 8:58, that he was refering to the 'EGO EIMI' in the
Greek Septuagint which was thought to have been commonly used at the time ?
In this case he would have had to say 'EGO EIMI O WN', as in
'PRIN ABRAAM GENESQAI EGW EIMI O WN' or 'PRIN ABRAAM O WN'.
Also, thanks for the examples of puns. Do you have any puns in the
cannon where grammatical rules were broken in order to accomodate the pun ?
If your examples fit this criteria I am too ignorant at this point to tell :(