By Richmond Lattimore

Richmond Lattimore, essentially the most amazing dwelling translators of Greek, has during this publication accomplished his rendering of the recent testomony in clean and actual English for the fashionable reader. The e-book of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 was once hailed by means of the recent York instances ebook overview 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 final Letters—are now made to be had to accomplish the recent testomony in his translation. His objective 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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Therefore, out of those men who were with us in all the time when the Lord Jesus came and went among us, beginning from his baptism by John until the day when he was taken aloft from us, out of all these men one should join us as witness to his resurrection. Then they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. Then they spoke, praying: Lord, you who know the hearts of all, show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and mission which Judas forsook for his own place.

God elevated him to his right hand as ruler and savior, to give Israel repentance and remission of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, we and the Holy Spirit which God gave to those who obey him. When they heard this, they were convulsed with rage and wanted to kill them. But a certain Pharisee who was in the council, Gamaliel by name, a teacher of the law honored by all the people, stood up and urged them to have the men removed for a little while, and said to the others: Men of Israel, be careful how you go about dealing with these people.

Then after fasting and prayer and laying their hands upon them they sent them on their way. So these men, sent forth by the Holy Spirit, arrived at Seleucia, and from there sailed to Cyprus, and in Salamis preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John with them as a helper. And after traveling through the entire island as far as Paphos they found there a certain man, a magician and false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus, who was in the company of the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man.

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