[Fwd: Re: Luke 2:14: en uyistois qew, en anqrwpois eudokias]

Paul Zellmer (pzellmer@ix.netcom.com)
Tue, 19 Nov 1996 13:10:47 -0800

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Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 12:56:08 -0800
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Jonathan Robie wrote:
> The Greek for this doesn't seem to match the Gideon Bible in my hotel room,
> which says "Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill
> toward men". My Greek text says:
> Luke 2:14 (GNT) doksa en uyistois qew kai epi ghs eirhnh en anqrwpois eudokias.
> I translate this as "Glory be to the most high God, and peace to men of good
> will". Am I missing something here? I don't know what other translations
> say; my laptop doesn't have an internal CD-ROM, and the external is too big
> to carry, so I trust the Gideons to supply me with an English Bible in the
> hotel room.
> Jonathan
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One thing that Carl, Stephen, James, and Fred didn't point out is that,
in the first phrase, QEW is a *singular* dative (indirect object) and
UYISTOIS is the *plural* object of the preposition EN.

Paul Zellmer
Southern Methodist Missions