Re: John 1:5 - aspect

From: Paul Connors (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 01:07:59 EST

[Steve Long]
> I don't have a problem adding words to make both meanings clear: 'the
> darkness couldn't understand it or turn it off' (for those of us who grew
> up with light switches). ;-)
> If a koine audience would read a double entendre, we shouldn't deprive
> english audience just because we don't have an english equivalent.

Some approximations in English, with a similiar double entendre, would be:

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not.."
        "..absorb it."
        "..obscure it."
        "..dim it."

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