Problems with Jude

From: Theodore H Mann (
Date: Thu Mar 25 1999 - 17:22:56 EST


I have translated my way through John, 1 John, 1 Thess., and large chunks
of several other documents, all (so far) without overwhelming difficulty.
 However, Jude leaves me a little breathless. For example, the first word
in verse 6 (TOUS AGGELOUS) is apparently the object of the last word in
that verse (TETHRHKEN), with some 20 words in between. Attempting to
keep Jude's word order somewhat intact, verse 6 seems to loosely
translate something like: "And the angels--the ones who have not kept
their own domain, but have left their own habitation--in eternal bonds
under darkness for the judgment of the great day, He has kept." I
understand, of course, that word order in Greek is directly related to
what the writer wants to emphasize, but most of the writers I have
encountered so far seem to keep their subjects and predicates in a little
closer proximity to each other. No doubt, my problem is that I'm just a
self-taught little Greek, but I'm curious to know from the experts if
Jude is considered to be a particularly difficult letter to translate,
and if so, why. Is Jude considered to have been really fluent in Greek,
or somewhat awkward? Many thanks.

Theodore "Ted" Mann
Orchard Lake, Michigan

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