Friday, January 25, 2019

The Ekegusii Terms for Vipers and Matthew 3:7 ching'iti/ἐχιδνῶν/vipers

Vipera palaestina hatchling Taken In Israel, By Guy Haimovitch
During class a student asked a question on the Ekegusii translation of a term in Matthew 3:7.  In Ebiblia Enchenu [Kenyan Bible Society] the term ching'iti [singular: eng'iti] is used for vipers, ἐχιδνῶν.

The passage follows in Ekegusii, New Testament Greek, and English with the terms in bold print:
Agachia korora abanto abange ase Abafarisai na Abasadukai bakomochiera ase ebatiso, akabatebia, "Inwe oroiboro rwe ching'iti, ning'o obakureire ng'a motame korwa ase endamwamu egochi-gocha?"

Ἰδὼν δὲ πολλοὺς τῶν Φαρισαίων καὶ Σαδδουκαίων ἐρχομένους ἐπὶ τὸ βάπτισμα αὐτοῦ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν, τίς ὑπέδειξεν ὑμῖν φυγεῖν ἀπὸ τῆς μελλούσης ὀργῆς;

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
The student expressed surprise when he noticed that the English used the word vipers because in his

Monday, January 14, 2019

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Notes by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Pericopal System Used by LTS — Nyamira, Kenya: Advent through Epiphany

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