Re: KJV on "which"

From: Jack Kilmon (
Date: Tue Jun 30 1998 - 01:25:15 EDT

Donald W Price wrote:

> Why does the KJV (in Matt. 6:9) render the phrase "ho en tois ouranois"
> as "our Father WHICH art in heaven" instead of "WHO art in heaven" as the
> ASV put it?
> Thanks!

Probably because the "which" and the "who" is strictly optional in translational
Greek. The Aramaic ABba d'WUSHmaya (The Lukan form being closer
to the ipsa verba) is simply "Father in Heaven."


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