From: Daniel L Christiansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 02 1999 - 00:09:12 EST
Bart Ehrman wrote:
> So, would you translate Ps. 2:7, "You are my son, today I have
> you" ?
As I mentioned in my post, I would never lock myself in to *one*
any given term, and indeed, I admit that
> > Certainly, there are times when "born" or "give birth" will be
> > best translation for GENNAW. And we never should try for a
> > lexical correspondence between languages (apart from purely
> > terminology). But, if I *had to* choose one rendering, I would opt
> > "produce."
Of course, to become too specific about this verse would require
discussion which goes beyond the bounds of B-Greek. But, without
into this, I think it is probably clear that the speaker of Psalm 2:7 is
referring to an actual day of birth. So, in answer to the specific
question: yes, I
think that the context of Psalm 2:7 would better be served by "produce,"
birth." "Produce" may not be perfect here, but still better than "give
-- Daniel L. Christiansen Department of Bible Multnomah Bible College 8435 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97220 (Also Portland Bible College, Prof of Biblical Languages) e-mail: email@example.com
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