The authors of the books of the New Testament read the books (or actually scrolls) of the Old Testament in (Koine) Greek. These Greek scrolls of the Old Testament have been created since the year 250 BCE (Before Current (or Common) Era), because from that time onwards, a reported 70 scholars were commissioned to translate these texts from an ancient written language called “Ketav Ivri ”, taken from the Phoenician script. This Greek translation of the Old Testament is known today as the Septuagint, derived from the Latin word for 70 (or LXX in Roman numerals). The New Testament was written in the same language. In these Greek texts, no distinction was made between capital letters and small letters, as all letters were written in the same way (usually all in lower case). Nor did these original Greek texts have punctuation marks.
Pateo’s Original Version (POV) of the Bible was created taking into account the following translation rules (of the Greek source texts):
As indicated above, no distinction was made between capital and small letters in the original scrolls that we now know as Bible texts. Nor do these texts contain punctuation marks. For the sake of readability, capital letters and punctuation marks have been added based on the translator’s interpretation.
All names are therefore provided with an initial capital letter, but otherwise these names have been transcribed literally, and therefore not translated (or anglicized). That is why the POV names differ in most cases from the names that have now become common. The advantage of these new names is that they are the same in all languages that use the Latin alphabet.
To stay as close as possible to the original text, the POV word order reads somewhat strangely in some cases, but without making its meaning unclear.
Pateo’s Original Version of the Bible books will be added one by one below in the near future via a link to the corresponding webpage per Bible book.
Pateo’s Original Version (POV) of the Bible is also available in Dutch.
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