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Bibil Identifier bibil:230051
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hyperbole in Acts 10.15 and 11.9
Author Aplin, Max
Journal The Bible Translator (Volume: 64, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 232-239 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the accounts of Peter’s vision of a sheet full of animals descending from the sky in Acts 10.9-16 and 11.5-10, a voice comes to him that is usually translated, “What God has made clean, you must not consider defiled,” or with words very similar to these. In fact, there is probably a kind of hyperbole in the second clause, and in a translation that seeks to represent the Greek closely it is much better to translate, “What God has made clean, you must not defile!”
DOI 10.1177/2051677013507211
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Acts of the Apostles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Hyperbole
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Food
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Modern Translations : English
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 10,15
Acts of the Apostles 11,9
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