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Possible "split idiom"? Luke 14:15 - peshitta_enthusiast - 11-08-2004

Perhaps you can explain to me why there is this variant in the Greek. bread/dinner in Luke 14:15. Do you think this is because of a literal translation and an idiomatic translation of "bread" being "Jewish" for "supper", just as "tea" is English for "supper"? Just a thought.



Re: - Larry Kelsey - 11-09-2004

Hi Chris,

Yeah, that seems to be a pretty good assessment.
Bread, food, and breakfast / dinner / supper appear to be on a single track of thought to where Zorba 1 and Zorba 2 could have interpreted it differently in their minds. 'Split-idioms' occurring in the G.N.T.? ...Yup! I'd say so. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Akha Larry

- peshitta_enthusiast - 11-09-2004

Yeah, if this happens once it could be coincidence. But split idioms happens so often... Just like all the proofs, there are way too many to give Zorba comfort