A Grammar of the Old Testament in Greek: According to the by H. St. J Thackeray

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LaTa). BaPlS', plur. (:3apElS' (:3apEwv, from ili'::l "a palace," which as well as other words it renders in 2 Ch. I and 2 Es. '¥ Lam. Dan. e and in the later translators. Jerome states" verbum est E1rlXWpwv Palaestinae," and a Scholiast on 'V cxxi. ). The Heb. is once transliterated, (:3Elpa 2 Es. xvii. 2. (A word (3aplS' -l()OS' meaning an Egyptian boat is found in Hdt. ) Cf. Sturz 89 f. Bt:KOS'=i':Ji':J "a wine-jar" Jer. xix. I, IO (first in Hdt. r. ). BVCT(TOS, (3VCTfTlVOS render y1::l, from which they are derived, and other words (the adj.

The nom. (the name case) is the usual case for proper names after KaAElV (Gen. iii. 20 dKClAf(JEJJ ... ). g. , EKafTTO. etc. with a plural verb. >, very much like our inverted commas or the on which often introduces direct speech in Hellenistic (and Attic) Greek. Neuter plurals may take either a singular or a plural verb: this gives scope for some distinctions unknown to classical Greek. , is partly but not altogether due to literal translation. , a common substitute for the comparative is the positive followed by 7rapa: though the Heb.

C. , written at a time when a demand for literal versions had arisen and in the style which was afterwards adopted by Theodotion. Class IV. The most noticeable fact about the books in this class is that they all belong to the third division of the Hebrew Canon (the Kethubim). The prohibition to alter or add to or subtract from Scripture 1 was not felt to be binding in the case of writings which had not yet become canonized. To this cause is due the appearance of these free renderings of extracts with legendary additions at a time when the tendency was all in the direction of stricter adherence in translation to the original Hebrew.

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