From: Dmitriy Reznik (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 02 1999 - 19:47:39 EDT
Maybe anybody could help me to translate Gal 4:14.
KAI TON PEIRASMON UMWN EN TH SARKI MOU OUK EXOUQENHSATE OUDE EXEPTUSATE...
I am interested how to understand EKPTUW in this context. Many versions
just translate this word metaphorically: for example, as "to reject" (and
that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or
loathe...)But some lexicons insist on literal understanding "to spit out".
They say it was a defence against evil spirits to spit having met a sick
person. If it is right, I would like to know whether they just used to spit
on the ground, or to that sick person's face, or anyhow else. I need to
know it in order to choose a proper word for translating into Russian.
Maybe anybody knows these things about usage of this Greek word and about
this ancient coustom?
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