By Richmond Lattimore
Richmond Lattimore, essentially the most distinctive residing translators of Greek, has during this e-book accomplished his rendering of the recent testomony in clean and actual English for the fashionable reader. The booklet of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 used to be hailed by means of the hot York occasions booklet overview as "an success that locations us extra deeply in Lattimore's debt than the other in a protracted 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 final Letters—are now made to be had to accomplish the recent testomony in his translation. His target back has been to supply an easy, literal rendering during 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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And they had John with them as a helper. And after traveling through the entire island as far as Paphos they found there a certain man, a magician and false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus, who was in the company of the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man invited Barnabas and Saul in and desired to hear the word of God. But the magician Elymas, for this is how his name is translated, opposed them, trying to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, who is also Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit and stared at him and said: O full of every trick and every deception, son of the devil, enemy of everything righteous, will you not stop trying to twist the straight ways of the Lord?
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. Not one of these attributions can be called certain.
This happened three times; and immediately the arrangement was taken back up into the sky. As Peter was wondering to himself over the meaning of the vision he had seen, behold, the men sent by Cornelius had found their way to the house of Simon and stood before the gate, and called out to ask whether Simon, surnamed Peter, were a guest there. And as Peter was still pondering his vision the Spirit said: Behold, here are three men looking for you; rise, and go down, and go along with them without hesitation; because I sent them.
Acts and letters of the Apostles by Richmond Lattimore