Bill Mounce

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Thursday, May 21

Bible Translators Often Alter the Order of the Greek Phrases (1 Thess 2:14)

Sometimes a Bible translator must alter the order of the Greek phrases so the English isn't confusing or miscommunicates. A good example is in 1 Thess 2:14. The majority of even the formal equivalent translations alter the phrase order, which illustrates why formal equivalent translations are not always transparent to the Greek.