sermonette: Perfect In His Generations
Understanding Genesis 6:9
Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Given 18-Dec-04; Sermon #697s; 16 minutes
Richard Ritenbaugh, observing the tendency of words in the language over time to undergo semantic drift, cautions us that the King James translation, having undergone 400 years of change, must be approached to understand the author's intention rather than the assumptions of the translator. One semantic drift occurring in Genesis 6:9, translated perfect in his generations (sometimes used to promote ethnic or racial discrimination) would better be translated complete, mature, or blameless among his contemporaries.
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