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Why do some translations render "ἰδοὺ" as "suddenly" and "look" instead of the original rendering of "behold"?

The most helpful way to show this is the definition of the word as supplied by BDAG for ἰδού (idou): prompter of attention, behold, look, see, it serves to enliven a narrative (a) by arrousing ...
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Why do some translations render "ἰδοὺ" as "suddenly" and "look" instead of the original rendering of "behold"?

Do you think that this Greek word should only always remain translated as "behold" in English translations? No. Varieties of translation are appropriate to render the archaic usages into ...
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Why do some translations render "ἰδοὺ" as "suddenly" and "look" instead of the original rendering of "behold"?

I hesitate to attempt an answer to the OP question since it, pardon me, drips with translation philosophy presuppositions. Whoever tagged with ‘translation-philosophy’ nailed it. So, I’ll offer one ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

The scriptural evidence that the Messiah is God comes Matthew 22 and Psalm 110. However there’s been a lot of other Jewish messiah attempts throughout history but none has claimed to be God as Jesus ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

It is grammatically more natural to opt for the version that "who" here simply qualifies and describes Christ of the previous clause and thus Christ is acclaimed as God by Paul, as he, again,...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

Answer Romans 9:5 is a Scriptural evidence to the fact that Jesus Christ is the only true God just as His Father is the only true God. Nowhere is a son different from his father in nature and ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

Let us examine Romans 9:5, beginning with a similar statement in Romans 1:25 Romans 1:25 YLT who did change the truth of God into a falsehood, and did honour and serve the creature rather than the ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

In this verse, as in other places, Paul has composed a statement saying Christ was God. The First Evidence This verse is the second time Paul made the statement ...blessed forever. Amen. Romans (ESV) ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

Note the observations of Ellicott in his “Commentary for English Readers” in Rom 9:5 which sums up the situation well and attempts tp present an even-handed view of both sides: Who is over all, God ...
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Romans 9:5 Is this a scriptural evidence for Pauline Trinitarian Christology

Short Answer: The difference in these translations largely comes down to punctuation. The problem is that in the era of ancient Greece, there was no concept similar to our contemporary system of ...
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