By Richmond Lattimore
Richmond Lattimore, the most individual residing translators of Greek, has during this booklet accomplished his rendering of the hot testomony in clean and actual English for the fashionable reader. The book of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 used to be hailed through the hot York instances booklet assessment as "an success that areas us extra deeply in Lattimore's debt than the other in an extended 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 final Letters—are now made to be had to accomplish the hot testomony in his translation. His target 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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Peter said to her: Tell me, was this the amount for which you sold the property? She said: Yes, this amount. Peter said to her: Why did you both agree to make trial of the Spirit of the Lord? See! The feet of those who buried your husband are at the door; and they will carry you out. And immediately she fell at his feet and died; and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon the whole congregation and on all who heard about these things.
Then Peter spoke forth: Surely no one can forbid the water for the baptism of those who have received the Holy Spirit, as we also have done. And he ordered that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay with them for a few days. * * * The apostles and the brothers who were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. And when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised took issue with him, saying that he had visited uncircumcised men and eaten with them.
And as Peter was still pondering his vision the Spirit said: Behold, here are three men looking for you; rise, and go down, and go along with them without hesitation; because I sent them. Peter came down to the men and said: Here I am, the one you were looking for. What is the reason for your being here? They said: Cornelius the centurion, a man who is righteous and fears God, as is attested by all the Jewish people, was told by a holy angel to invite you to his house and listen to what you have to say.