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Bibil Identifier bibil:259267
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) An Evaluation of the Supposed Hebraism in Mark 8.12
Author McKay Jr., J. Michael
Journal The Bible Translator (Volume: 72, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2021
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2021
Year (Copyright) 2021
Year (Reference) 2021
Language English
Pages 85-98 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article focuses on the final six words in the Greek text of Mark 8.12: εἰ δοθήσεται τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ σημεῖον. This partial conditional statement is typically translated as an emphatic negative oath based on the belief that a Hebraism is in use. For example, NRSV translates this part of the verse as, "no sign will be given to this generation," instead of formally as a straightforward conditional. The thesis of this article is that Mark 8.12 should not be translated as an emphatic negative oath because no Hebraism is in use; instead, Jesus’ words should be translated according to the figure of speech known as aposiopesis: "if a sign will be given to this generation . . ."
DOI 10.1177/2051677020984021
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Modern Translations : English
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Semitisms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Methodology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
Pericopes Mark 8,12
Matthew 16,4
Luke 11,29
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