From: Mark Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 09:17:56 EST
> ...and not to translate these things this way is to lie about what the
>Greek text says!
> This seems to be plainly wrong to me, and the alternative translations
>(just 'spirit' and 'the ful(l)ness') are allowed.
Because a particular translation is allowed on a grammatical basis alone has
no bearing on whether or not it is in actuality correct, or even what the
author had in mind. On B-Greek, we must all answer these questions of
translation based on our hermeneutical presuppositions, as well as our
Just as we have recently finished our "a god" or "God" discussions; the
answers to these kind of questions are not settled on the
grammatical/syntactical battle field.
I mention this only because I sensed from your question that if a particular
construct has a possible translation, that it is equally acceptable.... such
is far from the case. Your translations suggested above are fine, but you
must FIRST settle on your presuppositions.
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