From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 08:05:58 EST
> > Mark Wilson wrote:
> > When describing Amnon's incestuous relationship with
> > his 1/2 sister Tamar, the LXX uses AGAPAW.
> > Seems odd to me. Anyone have an explanation for this?
> Hath and Redpath show that AGAPAW is by far the most common word for
> translating the Hebrew )AHAB, and AGAPH for )AHABAH.
> I'm intrigued by the possibility that of all the Greek words for love,
> the translators chose the one which sounded most like the Hebrew word.
For what it's worth, this is exactly what the noted biblical scholar James Barr
(_Semantics of Biblical Language_ and other seminal works) told me was the case when I
was once discussing with him how the LXX translators operated.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
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