[quote=Evan]I recognize that Jesus spoke usually in Aramaic and probably used Greek in some of his business dealings. But the evangelists (save Matthew) wrote in Greek. Paul, Luke and John were probably well versed in the language and were able to express themselves well.
Since Paul never met Jesus, his writings would be what was revealed directly by Jesus or related by the other apostles.
I believe the scripture was inspired by the Holy Spirit so the written word is an accurate rendition of the Word of God.
With all the poor “translations” I find it helpful to be able to read the Vulgate to find where the translater watered down the Word for a modern audience that they have no interest in educating. But the Latin is a lot easier for me because the alphabet (a greek word) is the same as our abc’s.
I purchased a copy, hope it’s everything she wants (of course I will be peeking over her shoulder )
I too completely believe it is God’s inspired words and is an accurate rendition of the Word of God.
It just helps to remember what was spoken so when discussion of, for example, petros come about, that it wasn’t petros that was spoken but Cephas. And in this case the best translation of the word Rock put in masculine form since it was the name change of a man. Like I said, probably not a needed advice for you but maybe others.
God Bless and good studies to you both!