From: Jim West (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 17:20:21 EDT
At 05:00 PM 6/11/01 -0400, you wrote:
>In Mt. 2:4, whereas the NASB, NIV, etc., translate EPUQAVETO as "he asked,"
>or "inquired," I notice the KJV has "demanded," which produces quite a
>different sense to me. Is "demanded," a less apt translation or is this
>only a matter of changes in the English language over a span of 400 years?
>Would "demand" have meant "ask" to 17th-century readers? Many thanks.
see BDF sec. 328. The verb is imperfect- *kept asking*. i suppose the KJV
is merely trying to offer a good rendering of the imperfectness of the verb.
i agree. when ya keep asking and keep asking and keep asking... you are- in
a very real sense- demanding an answer. otherwise you would shut up.
Jim West, ThD
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