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Can someone give me the literal translation for Lev. 18:22?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by annsni, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. annsni

    annsni Administrator
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    Of course on another board there is the "very hot" discussion about homosexuality among other things. Someone said that the translation is "And with a male you shall not lay lyings of a woman" (of course it's from the website Religious What say you??
     
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    ylt

    this is from youngs literal translation
     
  3. Tom Butler

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    One website I visited said the term "lay lyings of a woman" is difficult to translate.

    I looked at several translations of that verse and they all tended to agree, with similar renderings, with only minor variations.
     
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    Robert Alter translates it,
    “with a male you shall not lie as one lies with a woman.” [The Five Books of Moses, 2004. p 623.]

    He notes that the word translated, “as one lies” is a distinct euphemism for sexual behavior.

    Rob
     
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    שכב זכר משכב אשה תועבה
    Laid male ? woman of abomination. That is a literal as I can get it. One word I could not translate literally.
     
  6. annsni

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    I see I forgot a word - it's from the site Religious Tolerance. :) Sorry!
     
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