Deut 6:5

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moses
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Deut 6:5

Post by moses » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:53 am

https://www.biblestudytools.com/lxx/deu ... nomy+6:5-9

5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy mind, and with all thy soul, and all thy strength


Can the greek word for "strength" in septuangint refer to military might?

muslim apologist ijaz ahmed made the argument that "might" "refers to military warfare" (time line 42:47)



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Re: Deut 6:5

Post by Ethan » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 pm

The Hebrew מאדך is μέγας σού "thy might" and LXX as δύναμις σου.

δύναμις;
power, might, strength, Hom.: then, generally, strength, power, ability to do a thing, a force for war, forces

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Re: Deut 6:5

Post by MrMacSon » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:11 am

Ethan wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 pm
The Hebrew מאדך is μέγας σού "thy might" and LXX as δύναμις σου.
Is there an explanation for why the LXX would have δύναμις [σου] instead of μέγας [σού] ?
  • (to give a force or even a military dimension?)
afaik, μέγας = mégas =
  1. big, large
  2. great, mighty, loud
  3. marvelous, awesome

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Re: Deut 6:5

Post by andrewcriddle » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:58 am

MrMacSon wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:11 am
Ethan wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 pm
The Hebrew מאדך is μέγας σού "thy might" and LXX as δύναμις σου.
Is there an explanation for why the LXX would have δύναμις [σου] instead of μέγας [σού] ?
  • (to give a force or even a military dimension?)
afaik, μέγας = mégas =
  1. big, large
  2. great, mighty, loud
  3. marvelous, awesome
δύναμις is a noun μέγας is an adjective

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Re: Deut 6:5

Post by MrMacSon » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:11 pm

andrewcriddle wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:58 am
δύναμις is a noun μέγας is an adjective

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Cheers Andrew

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