[b-greek] RE: 2 Samuel 13:15, LXX

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (jgibson000@home.com)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 08:05:58 EST

Penner wrote:

> > 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 Gibson
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