Acts and letters of the Apostles by Richmond Lattimore

By Richmond Lattimore

Richmond Lattimore, some of the most exotic residing translators of Greek, has during this ebook accomplished his rendering of the hot testomony in clean and exact English for the trendy reader. The booklet of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 was once hailed through the recent York occasions booklet evaluation as "an fulfillment that areas 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 overall Letters—are now made to be had to accomplish the recent testomony in his translation. His goal 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 within which these...

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At that word Moses went into exile and lived as an alien in Midian, where he had two sons. And when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the desert of Mount Sinai, in the flame of the burning bush. When Moses saw him he wondered at the vision, but as he approached to look, there came the voice of the Lord: I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. Moses trembled and did not dare look; but the Lord said to him: Take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy.

Simon answered and said: Yourselves pray to the Lord for my sake, that nothing of what you have spoken of will happen to me. They then, bearing witness and speaking the word of the Lord, turned back toward Jerusalem, and they brought the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans. An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Rise up and go south to the road that comes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is desert. And he rose up and went on his way, and behold, there was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch, influential with Candace the Queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure.

And he described to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying: Send to Joppa and invite Simon, surnamed Peter, who will tell you words which will be the salvation of yourself and all your household. And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit descended upon them as it did upon us at the outset. And I remembered the words of the Lord, how he said: John baptized in water, but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit. If, then, God has given them a gift equal to that which he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to stand in the way of God?

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