Re: John 8:58 / Ex 3:14

Date: Thu Mar 13 1997 - 10:53:38 EST

In a message dated 97-03-13 06:20:28 EST, you write:

<< Therefore my question is: If the LXX translators were to have chosen a
 more literal rendering of (EYEH (A$ER (EYEH how would/could it have been
 represented in Greek and would it be possible ("good Greek") to render
 (EYEH (A$ER (EYEH without using the first person personal pronoun EGW? >>

As noted in my previous post, a more literal (accurate IMO) translation of
the Hebrew imperfects in Exodus 3:14 would ESOMAI HOS ESOMAI ("I will be
who/what I will be"), a translation which is found in Aquila and Theodotion.
This translation is more in line with the context, and, again, better
captures the far more common meaning of EHYEH. (compare EHYEH in Exod. 3:12).


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