Example sentences for: parthenos

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  • As is well known, this Greek text renders the word with the technical word for virgin, parthenos, not with what one would expect, neanis--young maid, the Greek word which is deliberately put in place here in the ancient Greek versions of Aquila, Symmachus and Theodotion.

  • It may be worth noting here that Martin Luther used the word Jungfrau to translate `almah , bethulah , and parthenos . Jungfrau , although referring almost exclusively to `virgin' in present-day German, has the literal root sense of `young woman,' or `young wife.

  • When the gospel writers read Isaiah 7:14 in the Greek, they read parthenos , the Greek translation of ` almah . This term had a narrower range of meaning than ` almah , and more specifically meant “virgin,” but it was within the range of equivalence for the Hebrew term ` almah . The gospel writer did not misquote the Bible in this matter.

  • .” So we see that the Greek word “chiefly” chosen by the Septuagint scholars to mean parthenos is the word bethulah , which Mr. Orbaum stresses is “the Hebrew word for virgin .” But the Jewish scholars of the Septuagint also chose the word parthenos to translate `almah in Isaiah 7:14, where one might have expected a less specific word.

  • , 1968) The Septuagint translates `almah in Isaiah 7:14 as parthenos.

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