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Posted - 11 Jul 2008 :  11:49:59  


I'm still studying the Gospel of John in the original Greek and I saw that many translators render Μονογενής as "the Unique" or "only". Shouldn't this mean "only (Μονο)-begoten(γενής)"?




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Posted - 11 Jul 2008 :  12:16:15  


I've seen "only", but for the first time now I learn that there is a "unique" translation. Of course, the most usual (and accurate) is only-begotten, as you say.

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Posted - 11 Jul 2008 :  12:51:10  


Ok, thank you. Well, the "unique" one I found in dictionaries, not in actual Bible translations (where we find "only"). But some dictionaries don't even mention "only-begotten". So that seemed strange.

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