By Richmond Lattimore

ISBN-10: 1466893516

ISBN-13: 9781466893511

Richmond Lattimore, the most unusual dwelling translators of Greek, has during this booklet accomplished his rendering of the hot testomony in clean and actual English for the trendy reader. The e-book of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 was once hailed through the recent York occasions booklet assessment as "an success that areas us extra deeply in Lattimore's debt than the other in an extended diligent career."

The Acts of the Apostles, which he calls "the earliest consecutive tale of early Christianity that we have," and the 3 teams of Letters of the Apostles—those of Saint Paul, the letter to the Hebrews, and the overall Letters—are now made on hand to accomplish the hot testomony in his translation. His target back has been to supply an easy, literal rendering within which the syntax and order of the Greek dictate the nature of the English style.

Lattimore, as an expert at the Greek language within which these...

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Not so The Second Letter of Peter, which has close affinities with The Letter of Jude. This, in turn, may just possibly be from the hand of the Jude (Judah, Judas) who was also a brother of Jesus Christ. As for the three letters ascribed to John, the second two are brief real letters apparently by the same writer. The First Letter of John, though it, too, may be by the same author, is quite different. It is a tract or homily, which shows strong resemblances to the Fourth Gospel, and is thought by some to be the work of the same John.

And when they had fulfilled everything that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead; and he appeared for some days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses before the people. And we bring you the gospel of the promise that was made to our fathers, that God has fulfilled this for us their children by resurrecting Jesus, as it is written in the Second Psalm: You are my son, this day I begot you.

She was full of good works and the acts of charity which she did. And it happened that in those days she fell sick and died; and they washed her and laid her out in an upper room. Lydda is close to Joppa, and the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him who said to him in entreaty: Do not hesitate, come to us. Peter rose up and went with them; and when he arrived they took him to the upper room, and all the widows came to him, weeping and displaying the tunics and mantles which Dorcas had made when she was with them.

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