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  • n  a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
  • n  a common language used by speakers of different languages

  • Bible translators feel that since the New Testament was written in brisk, koine (common) Greek, contemporary versions should reflect its informal spirit, even if they have to be .
  • Others were third-rate and knew only the koine kais, which have as much meaning as our colloquial ands.

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