Monday, April 09, 2012

"Easter" in Acts 12:4

The passing of "Easter" Sunday reminded me of the use of the word "Easter" to translate to pascha in the KJV of Acts 12:4:  "intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people."  The usage is obviously anachronistic and to pascha would be better rendered by "passover."  This TBS article by T. H. Brown provides a good summary of the issues, including how the KJV translators apparently followed Tyndale in using "Easter" here.

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