[b-greek] Re: PROSTIQNMI

From: jwest@highland.net
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 06:50:08 EDT

> In Luke 17.5, PROSQES is translated generally as increase. Might it not
> better be translated as "unite or put" faith near to us, with an emphasis not
> on increasing existing faith, but rather on gaining access and intimacy to
> that faith which the disciples have seen in Christ.

literally- *set before us* faith. or perhaps *place before us, place to us*.

> Anyway, not getting into interpretation, is there a reason to translate
> PROSTIQNMI as "increase" rather than as "bring or put near?"

no. there isnt.


Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies,
Roane State Community College

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