While theologically the difference is quite significant; grammatically it is simply a matter of how we go about translating a single preposition.
It is because of translation questions like this that an in-depth understanding of prepositions is of vital importance to any student of Biblical Greek. And this week’s giveaway, Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament, summarizes and demonstrates those numerous places in the New Testament where prepositions contribute significantly to the meaning of the text.
Written by Murray J. Harris, professor of New Testament Exegesis and Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, this book covers of all 17 “proper” and 42 “improper” prepositions , explores both literary and broader theological contexts and discusses key repeated phrases that use a particular preposition.
A worthy addition to any library of language resources.
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