From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 13:17:44 EST
At 10:01 AM -0700 11/14/01, Wayne Leman wrote:
>To the discussion list:
>from a recent English version:
>"When Joseph woke up from his sleep, he did as the Lord's angel had
>commanded him. He took his wife home."
>Does "He took his wife home" strike you as an accurate translation of
>PARELABEN THN GUNAIKA AUTOU?
>It doesn't seem accurate to me, but I'd like to check with others. To me the
>Greek sounds like it has more the meaning of "he took her to be his wife,"
>that is, he completed the marriage arrangement, rather than breaking the
I'd agree with you on this one, Wayne. The sense is "take off along with
oneself" and in the context this can only mean "take to be with oneself" --
i.e., as a mate. Does your version do the same thing with 1:20 where the
direct command PARALABE is offered?
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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