[Milton-L] text questions

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 3 14:32:54 EST 2008


Concerning the New Testament verse Matthew 5:48:
   
  "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48),
   
  Carol wrote:
  
"I recently heard a priest telling her congregation that the KJV authors had 'misinterpreted' the Hebrew word for which they substituted 'perfect.' Rather, it was she who hadn't known
 that the word had other meanings when the KJV was being prepared."

If this priest thought that the KJV authors were translating a Hebrew word in Matthew 5:48, then she was ignorant about more than 17th-century English.
   
  Jeffery Hodges


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Ph.D., History, U.C. Berkeley
(Doctoral Thesis: "Food as Synecdoche in John's Gospel and Gnostic Texts")
M.A., History of Science, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., English Language and Literature, Baylor University

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