By Richmond Lattimore
Richmond Lattimore, essentially the most unique dwelling translators of Greek, has during this e-book accomplished his rendering of the hot 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 publication evaluate as "an success that areas 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 overall Letters—are now made on hand to accomplish the hot testomony in his translation. His objective 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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This happened three times and then everything was drawn up again into the sky. And behold, presently three men stood before the house where we were, sent to me from Caesarea; and the Spirit told me to go along with them without hesitation. These six brothers went with me and we entered the man’s house. And he described to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying: Send to Joppa and invite Simon, surnamed Peter, who will tell you words which will be the salvation of yourself and all your household.
But there came a famine in all of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no food. But Jacob, hearing that there was food in Egypt, sent our fathers on their first visit; and on the second visit Joseph was recognized by his brothers, and the origin of Joseph was made known to Pharaoh. And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his family, some seventy-five souls, and Jacob went to Egypt. And he died, and so did our fathers, and they were transported to Shechem and buried in the tomb which Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
He is the stone that was despised by you, the builders, which has come to be at the head of the corner. And salvation is not in anyone else, for there is no other name given to men under heaven by which we must be saved. And seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and realizing that they were plain, unlettered men, they marveled, and they knew that they had been with Jesus, and when they saw the man standing with them, healed, they had nothing to say in reply. So they told them to leave the council, and they consulted together, saying: What shall we do with these men?
Acts and letters of the Apostles by Richmond Lattimore