Tent vs tabernacle cont.
My main question is whether σκηνοω should be translated in accordance with the Hebrew scriptures as translated in the LXX since this text was known to the authors of the Christian scriptures?
- And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time; and we saw his glory--such glory as is given to an only son by his father--saw it to be true and full of grace. Bible in Basic English
The Word became man and he lived among us. We saw with our own eyes that he is great. He is great the way God the Father made his only Son great. We saw that he is full of loving kindness and truth. Bible in Worldwide English
And the word became flesh, and tented7 among us, and we observed his glory, glory as of [the] uniquely-begotten8 from [the] father, full of grace and truth (7 indicates a temporary, not permanent dwelling. May also refer to the Tabernacle) Faithful Translation
And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, glory as of an only begotten from the Father, full of grace and of truth. Green's Literal
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among vs (& we beheld his glory, the glory as of the onely begotten of the Father) full of grace and trueth KJV
The Logos became incarnate, and had his tabernacle among us, being full of grace and truth; and we contemplated his glory, such glory as the Monogenes derived from the father. Mace
And the Word became flesh and tented with us. And we gazed on his glory - glory as of the Father’s only Son - full of grace and truth. Montgomery
And, the Word, became, flesh, and pitched his tent among us, and we gazed upon his glory,—a glory, as an Only-begotten from his Father. Full of favour and truth. Rotherham
And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth Young's Literal
And the Word came in the flesh, and lived for a time in our midst, so that we saw His glory--the glory as of the Father's only Son, sent from His presence. He was full of grace and truth. Weymouth
Now34 the Word became flesh35 and took up residence36 among us. We37 saw his glory – the glory of the one and only,38 full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.
(tn Grk “and tabernacled.”sn The Greek word translated took up residence (σκηνόω, skhnow) alludes to the OT tabernacle, where the Shekinah, the visible glory of God’s presence, resided. The author is suggesting that this glory can now be seen in Jesus (note the following verse). The verb used here may imply that the Shekinah glory that once was found in the tabernacle has taken up residence in the person of Jesus. Cf. also John 2:19-21...) NET Bible
The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. NIV 1977
So the word of God became a human being and lived among us. We saw his splendour (the splendour as of a father's only son), full of grace and truth. JB Philipps
And the message was embodied and lived among us, and we observed its glory: glory like from a father's only son, full of favor and truth. Non-eclesiasitical NT F. Daniels
And the Word took human form and lived among us. We have seen his splendor, the splendor of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of favor and truth. Source