Sunday, September 12, 2010

Idioms 4: And it came to pass

Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις
And it came to pass in those days. Mark 1:9a
This is more of a Jewish transitional clause than an idiom.  It was a way to introduce a new subject or event.  In the greek, the passage literally says, “and it became in those days.”  I think “and it came to pass” is a wonderful english translation of this transitional clause.

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