From: Steven Lo Vullo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 09 2002 - 00:22:46 EST
on 3/8/02 7:06 PM, Clwinbery@aol.com at Clwinbery@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 3/8/02 6:42:15 PM, email@example.com writes:
>> I am searching for a correct translation of YUCH in 3John 1:2. Normal
>> translations of YUCH in Johannine and other literature would be either
>> ‘life’ or ‘soul’, but both seem strange in the context. If translated
>> by ‘soul’, SOU hH YUCH would be actually a synonym of the preceding SE,
>> and then KAQWS would not fit in the sentence. The translation by ‘life’
>> seems not logical either. Who has any suggestions?
>> Or is it possible that John points to the total person of Gaius in PERI
>> PANTWN, and that he hopes his body (SE) will be healthy, just as his soul
>> (SOU hH YUCH) is getting along well?
> The full verse is AGAPHTE, PERI PANTWN EUCOMAI SE EUODOUSQAI KAI hUGEAINEIN,
> KAQWS EUODOUTAI SOU hH YUCH.
> It seems to me (though I do not have Bauer or etc. at home to check) that
> YUCH can be used for the inner life or spiritual life as over against the
> physical life in body. When you look at the context, the writer has made it
> clear that he thinks their inner life (or at least those he is complementing)
> is going very well. They are "walking in the truth" and makes his heart glad.
> He goes further and prays that their whole life will go well, inner and outer
> (if you will). When you read the dictionaries on YUCH, you will find it used
> in a vast array of idioms and can have a number of nuances.
Yes, I think you are correct. The NJB brings this out well: "I hope ... that
you are as well physically as you are spiritually."
Steven Lo Vullo
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