By Richmond Lattimore
Richmond Lattimore, essentially the most exotic dwelling translators of Greek, has during this ebook accomplished his rendering of the recent testomony in clean and exact English for the fashionable reader. The book of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 was once hailed through the recent York instances booklet evaluation as "an fulfillment 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 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 during which these...
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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? Since a proved miracle has been done by them which is plain to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it; but to keep this from being spread about further among the people, let us order them under threat to say no more to anyone in this name.
As they were speaking to the people, the high priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees were upon them, angry because they were teaching the people and announcing in the name of Jesus the resurrection from the dead; and they laid hands on them and put them in prison until the next day, since it was now evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of these men came to about five thousand. And it happened that on the next morning the chief men and the elders and the scribes assembled in Jerusalem; and also Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander and all who were of the high priest’s family; and they stood them in their midst and questioned them, saying: By what power and in what name have you done this?
But a certain man, Ananias by name, whose wife was Sapphira, sold some property but, with the connivance of his wife, withheld some of the proceeds and brought only a part and laid it at the feet of the apostles. But Peter said to Ananias: Why was it that Satan put it into your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and withhold some of the proceeds from the property? If you had let it remain, would it not have remained yours and, even when sold, still been at your disposal? Why did you let this deed be put in your heart?
Acts and letters of the Apostles by Richmond Lattimore