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By Thomas Oberlies

The 2 nice epics of (old) India, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are written in a language, which differs from so-called classical Sanskrit in lots of information. either texts nonetheless are of a massive value in India and different international locations. due to this, a grammar describing all of the diverse features of epic Sanskrit has been ignored before. The Grammar of Epic Sanskrit will now shut this hole.

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10:15 While he was speaking to me, 1 fell to the ground and was speechless. " ... And when he came out, he was unable to speak. 1:20,22 Zechariah, Daniel become speechless LukE 1 "How can I be sure of this? " (Gen 15:8) "Can a child be born to man who is one hundred years old? " (Gen 17:17) 1:20 Zechariah's sign is a punishment. When Mary makes an objection similar to Zechariah's in 1:34, the sign she is given is not a punitive one. The Christian tradition has alleged a major difference between the two responses, usually arguing that Mary's question is a sincere one, not a stubborn objection like Zechariah's.

No translation can do justice to the alliteration in the Greek: chaire kecharitomene. 1 :31 Jesus is the Greek form of the name Joshua. See the comment on Matt 1:21, p. 89. 1:32 his father David. It is unclear how Luke could understand Jesus to be a descendant of David. Unlike Matthew, Luke does not present Joseph as Jesus' legal father. Nor does Luke think that Jesus is Davidic through his mother. The only information about Mary's lineage offered by Luke is that she is a relative of Elizabeth, who belonged to the Aaronite priestly caste (1 :5).

The Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:13-17 13Then Jesus comes from Galilee to John at the Jordan to get baptized by him. " 15In response, Jesus said to him, "Let it go for now. "Then John deferred to him. " Luke 3:19-22 19But Herod, who had been denounced by John over the matter of Herodias, his brother's wife, 2°topped off all his other crimes by shutting John up in prison. " 26 BORN DiviNE CHApTER 2 Our knowledge of John's self-perception is severely limited by the scant evidence we have about him.

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