John Oaklands (matthews@dragon.net.au)
Sat, 18 Jan 1997 12:34:21 -0600

For KATA PANTA in Hebrews 2:17, repeated in 4:17, the KJV has "in all
things", "in all points" while the NIV has "in every way". Could this be
the wrong concept and too literal? One Greek scholar, Dr Warren
Trenchard, thinks the expression is rather difficult to put into English.
In Hebrews 4:17, for example, Trenchard suggests the rendering, "variously
and intensively" to describe the way in which, according to the Greek,
Christ was tempted. He advocates that the writer is putting emphasis on the
rigorous and intense temptations Jesus had to endure? Is he correct?
Trenchard suggests that Greek is studied so that it doesn't have to be
translated into any modern language such as English and that any translation
of KATA PANTA into English etc would only ever be approximate. Does any one
have anything serious to offer on this? I incline to agree with the
principle at least of what he is saying? Do others? Would you please give
your reasons one way or the other. Thank you.

John Oaklands

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