Abstract

Abstract:

Traditionally in translation and edited Greek texts, Heb 9:17 has been punctuated and understood as a declarative statement. I argue, however, that 9:17, particularly 9:17b, should be understood as a rhetorical question, not as a declaration. One possible translation would be "For a testament is made sure upon death. After all, is a testament ever valid while the one who made it lives?"

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-3876
Print ISSN
0021-9231
Pages
pp. 1019-1025
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-25
Open Access
No
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