Monthly Archives: February 2013

75 Agape-love

Agape-love. John 21:15-17 Are synonyms synonyms? That is the question the translator is confronted with when translating John 21:15-17. Two words for love are used in this intimate conversation between Jesus and Peter. The word “agape” is normally associated with … Continue reading

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74. Hearing mistakes Rev.1:5

Hearing mistakes Rev. 1;5 Have you ever made a hearing mistake? Let’s assume you have to translate the following sentence and is confronted by two manuscripts, the one reading: “MAY THE SUN ALWAYS ENLIGHTEN YOUR WAY”. The other says: “MAY … Continue reading

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73 Grace or Faith? Acts 6:8

Acts 6:8. Grace or Faith? In Acts 6 the history of the first martyr, Stephen is recorded. In verse five where he is chosen as the first of the seven deacons, he is mentioned as “a man full of faith … Continue reading

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