Did you know that King Herod got married to his own brother?Ah, beware those ambiguous antecedents.
Yes, that's what the U.S. translators did with the first sentence of today's Gospel reading, Mark 6:17-29.Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.It would have been better to have used the following word order.Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison on account of the wife of his brother Philip, Herodias, whom he had married.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
That horrid NAB translation
~Fr. Stephanos points out something interesting in today's gospel: