Re: Colossians 1 question

From: Steven Cox (
Date: Fri Apr 03 1998 - 20:19:09 EST

        Hi Justin
        First to let you know your messages are going thru.
        Personally (what else can it be?) "fellow believers"
        seems a bit anaemic to me. The advantage of "brothers
        and sisters" is that the reader immediately connects
        to Mark3:3 and elsewhere.

        I do think there's one valid use for a male only "brethren"
        for ADELFOI; Acts 13:15 "men and brothers" seems to reflect
        exactly the British trade-unionist use of the term :-D


At 15:02 98/04/03 -0800, you wrote:
>I am not sure if my last message went through. What is wrong with
>translating ADELFOI as "fellow believers". This is the translation that
>Louw and Nida suggest. It seems to me that this would be a good translation
>due to the fact that the letters themselves were written to believers.
>Justin Johnson

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