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Turn on the "Light"

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Deacon, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. Deacon

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    Any ideas why the NAS has capitalized the word "Light" in Colossians 1:12 ?

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    For the same reason that the following takes place :)

    Col 1:12 (KJV1611 Edition):
    Giuing thanks vnto the Father, which hath made vs meete
    to be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in light:


    Col 1:12 (KJV1769 Edition):
    Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet
    to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
     
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    In the first editions of the New American Standard the word was not capitalized, I only notice it in the NASB95.

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    NAS has a weird system of capitalisation which i think paints them into a corner more often than not. who knows, but some overzealous translator here may have seen Light as a name of the divine!
     
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    A note from the Lockman Foundation re: Col. 1:12

    Thank you for your interest in the NASB.

    After checking our files, we are sorry to say we do not have that
    information on hand to make available.

    The original records or later comments from the original translators
    regarding the passage you are inquiring about are not readily available from
    our archives.

    In His Service,
    ***Name***
    The Lockman Foundation


    Rob
     
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    This is only a guess, but it could be due to the fact that John refers to Christ as the light in John 1:4, 9 and again in John 3:19. Jesus also refers to Himself as the light of the world in John 8:12 and 9:5 and also says that He has "come as a light into the world" in John 12:46.
     
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