From: Edgar Krentz (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 05 1999 - 16:29:46 EDT
>I would be grateful for any help on the translation of the following:
>Luke 11.28: MENOUN MAKARIOI hOI AKOUONTES TON LOGON TOU QEOU KAI FULASSONTES.
>The standard translation is "Blessed *rather* are those who hear the word of
>God and keep it". But I am wondering whether it might be legitimate to
>translate more along the lines of "Indeed -- and blessed moreover are
>those . .
>." or some such thing. There seems to be some ground for doing this, e.g.
>10.18 where MENOUNGE might reasonably be translated "Indeed . . ." or Phil.
>3.8, also MENOUNGE, "Indeed I count everything as loss . . ."
Check LSJ, sv B.II.2: frequently used as an ablsolute: "so then." They
claim that in the NT it means "nay, rather." I think your translation is
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