Why is the word Echo used in the Bibe ESV if, Greek Mythology came after the bib

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  1. Ashleign profile image86
    Ashleignposted 5 years ago

    Why is the word Echo used in the Bibe ESV if, Greek Mythology came after the bible?

    Why is the word "Echo" used in the New English Standard version if, Greek Mythology came after the bible?

  2. John Sarkis profile image84
    John Sarkisposted 5 years ago

    In what book of 'The Bible' is the word "Echo" used?

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  3. Christofers Flow profile image91
    Christofers Flowposted 5 years ago

    Greek Mythology goes back into pre history.  It is not really possible to say when Greek Mythology actually "started".   The Bible covers from Moses's writings of Genesis, the topics being going all the way back to Creation.  It was written about 1400 BC.  However, there are some books that might precede that like Job.   The Bible's writing goes from the times of the prophets and the writings of the OT -- 1200 BC to about 500 BC.  I am not aware of where "Echo" appears in the Bible, but it sounds like it has some importance for you.  If you wanted to generalize you could say that Greek Mythology was written about from 1000 BC through to 300 BC.  However, Greek Mythology is constantly being written "about", but that is not your question.  Sorry I don't know about "Echo".

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I cannot think where the word "echo" is used in the King James Version of the bible.

  5. krisaclark profile image67
    krisaclarkposted 5 years ago

    The bible wasn't written on any one specific date, it was written over thousands of years, and Greek mythology dates back to around 900-800 BC, so it could have came in to use at any time after that. The ESV is a translation and revision from the Christian bible, so words are bound to get different uses and meanings, especially with how many times the bible has been translated and revised in the past, like a game of telephone.

  6. hawaiianodysseus profile image79
    hawaiianodysseusposted 5 years ago

    The word, "echo," or a derivation thereof, appears in Isaiah 15:8, Habakkuk 2:11; and Zephaniah 2:14.

    Now, to answer your question, if Greek mythology did indeed come after the Bible, one must remember that the English translation of the Bible came centuries after Greek mythology.

    With this in mind, it thus follows that the translators involved in the huge project of writing the Bible in English had at their disposal the word, ECHO, to utilize in conservatively (or liberally, as the case may have been) translating the original into the modern-day language.

    Thanks for asking a thought-provoking question.


  7. jstfishinman profile image69
    jstfishinmanposted 5 years ago

    In Ezekiel 7:7 The King James translates the verse:7:7 The morning has come unto you, O you that dwell in the land: the time has come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
    I'm not sure which year or version you are reading, but sounding again of the mountains, would be an echo, as we know it. I checked NESV but didn't find echo.
    maybe you read it in a paraphrased or newer translation.

  8. NicholasA profile image75
    NicholasAposted 5 years ago

    Oral Greek Mythology predates Christianity. Greek mythology did not come after the bible. I'm not trying to start an argument, it's just the simple truth.

    1. Ashleign profile image86
      Ashleignposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is the cold hard truth.. Although some believe otherwise.

  9. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    If you're talking about the Old Testament, Ancient Greek is around the same age. The apostle Paul would have spoken Greek, as he travelled north before he went to Rome. Palestine was in Greek territory before the Romans annexed it, over-running the Greek's Mediterranean and near eastern territorial holdings before pulling back because of the Goths and Huns attacking their home turf. The region came under Greek authority again before the Turks over-ran it in the Middle Ages.
    The King James Bible was translated from early Mediaeval Greek into English, not from Latin - being as Latin was the language of the Vatican and the R C Church. The Christian Greeks still retained some of their older culture, just as the Romans replaced their old gods with 'saints'.
    There's nothing new under the sun in literature (Bible is from the Greek 'biblios' for 'book, just as Scripture is from the Latin for writing).

  10. Borsia profile image42
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    The simple answer is that Greek Mythology predates the bible so the question is moot.
    There isn't really any known "beginning" of Greek mythology but monotheism is a relative newcomer and there were countless religions before either that were never written.
    The bible was written in later days and stories made up to cover times long before any inception ever existed.
    Just as I can write a story and say it happened at any point in history so did those ancients who wrote stories in the past. It doesn't make the stories true or create any real history it is just imagination.
    In the case of religions it is imagination designed to create a history that favors a given belief, again that doesn't make it true or historically accurate.
    As to the word echo it is just a word.


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