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By Richmond Lattimore

Richmond Lattimore, essentially the most distinctive residing translators of Greek, has during this booklet accomplished his rendering of the recent testomony in clean and actual English for the trendy reader. The e-book of his translation of The 4 Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 used to be hailed through the recent York occasions e-book assessment as "an fulfillment that locations 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 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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And he gripped him by the right hand and pulled him up; and suddenly his feet and his ankles became strong, and he sprang up and stood and walked, and went into the temple with them, walking and bounding and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God, and they knew that this was the man who had sat begging by the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. As he clung to Peter and John, all the people, in wonderment, ran up to them at the porch which is called the Porch of Solomon.

For the dwellers in Jerusalem and their chiefs did not recognize him, and by judging him they fulfilled the utterances of the prophets which are read aloud on every sabbath; and without finding any true cause for his death they demanded that Pilate should have him killed. And when they had fulfilled everything that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead; and he appeared for some days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses before the people.

But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of these men came to about five thousand. And it happened that on the next morning the chief men and the elders and the scribes assembled in Jerusalem; and also Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander and all who were of the high priest’s family; and they stood them in their midst and questioned them, saying: By what power and in what name have you done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: Chief men of the people and elders, if, in the matter of helping a sick man, we are being asked today by whom he has been saved, let it be known to you all and to all the people of Israel that it was in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; it is through him that this man stands before you, a healthy man.

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