Translating 'Greek passage' in Genesis 30

Michael Avioz

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This paper reexamines ancient and modern translations of the adjective 'Greek passage' in Genesis 30:32-40. I propose that translating it as «brown» is legitimate and cannot be considered anachronistic, given that the color itself is evident in various ancient archeological finds. Using various equivalent terms in modern languages is unnecessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019

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  • Book of Genesis
  • Colors in the Bible
  • Translation


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