Date: Tue Jun 12 2001 - 07:24:49 EDT
I would question your use of " mistranslated" -- what is appropriate for
a 21st. century understanding cannot automatically be applied to
Elizabethan English, surely?.
Maurice A. O'Sullivan wrote;
>For example, I can remember the time when a U.K passport carried a request
>from Her Majesty that "the bearer be allowed, without let or hindrance "
>-- in 400 years, the meaning of " let " had changed completely from "
>prevent" to " allow " [ in fact, in tennis to this very day it retains the
>original meaning !! ]
>So Ted is quite right to suggest " or is this only a matter of changes in
>the English language over a span of 400 years? "
I am sure Maurice was thinking of the text below.
MONON hO KATECWN ARTI hEWS EK MESOU GENHTAI.
KJV 2 Thess. 2:7 . . . only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken
out of the way.
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