From: Manfred Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 07:40:31 EST
I'd like to know why the phrase: "...kai thn kat oikon autwn ekklhsian" in
Romans 16:5 is always translated as: "...the church that is in their
As far as I know the preposition 'kata' doesn't mean 'in' but 'according
to' or 'down from'; I can't understand why it should have the meaning of
'in' in that case.
Could it be more accurate to translate that verse: "... the church that
'is named' according to their house"?
Thank's for your help!
Manfred Roth, Switzerland
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