From: Bill Barton (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 19:04:05 EST
Bart Ehrman wrote:
BE>The Epistle of Barnabas starts out a shade rough; among other little
nuggets is 1:3 DIO KAI MALLON SUGXAIRW hEMAUTWi ELPIZWN SWQHNAI.>
BE>Why can't it simply be "rejoice within myself" (or "rejoice deep down")
or some such thing?>
This appears to be the same thought as Romans 1:12, that is, a mutual
encouragement of faith. The evidence of the spirit in these believers has
refreshed the hope of salvation for Barnabas. Cf 3 John 4.
I'd agree that "rejoice" seems a more fitting gloss than "congratulate."
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