By Richmond Lattimore
Richmond Lattimore, probably the most amazing residing translators of Greek, has during this booklet 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 by means of the recent York occasions ebook evaluation as "an success that locations 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 on hand 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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Those who had been scattered went about proclaiming the word of the gospel. Philip went to the city of Samaria and preached the Christ to the people. And the masses followed the sayings of Philip with enthusiasm as they listened to him and saw what miracles he was working. For many who had unclean spirits were relieved of them, crying aloud as they went, and many who were paralysed and many who were lame were made whole. And there was great joy in that city. But a certain man named Simon had been in the city before Philip, practicing sorcery and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be a great man, and all followed him, from the small to the great, saying: This is the power of God which is called great.
Peter rose up and went with them; and when he arrived they took him to the upper room, and all the widows came to him, weeping and displaying the tunics and mantles which Dorcas had made when she was with them. Peter put everyone out and went on his knees and prayed and turned to the body and said: Tabitha, rise up. She opened her eyes and when she saw Peter she sat up. He gave her his hand and raised her up, and called to the saints and the widows and set her before them, alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
Then the younger men rose up and covered him and carried him out and buried him. There was an interval of about three hours and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 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.
Acts and letters of the Apostles by Richmond Lattimore