Saturday, 13 May 2017

A note on Matheeteusate

#greeknewtestament #biblestudy

Matthew 28:19 states

go forth / travel therefore and then uses an IMPERATIVE form of Matheeteuoo?

Should we translate this as make students or instruct all the nations ?

Lidell and Scott says it can mean either.

I would prefer instruct as the translation myself since verse 20 emphasizes this opening with didaskontes ...teaching them.

Convert by teaching the message but not forcibly ?