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by Bill Ross
March 3rd, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colossians 2:16 ἐν μέρει ἑορτῆς
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Colossians 2:16 ἐν μέρει ἑορτῆς

In an online conversation with a preacher who preaches that anyone who doesn't observe the sabbaths and holy feast days is condemned I responded with Colossians 2:16: [Col 2:16 NLT] (16) So don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon c...
by Bill Ross
February 8th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?

Thanks to all for your excellent feedback on this post. As a result I have come to a different understanding and am abandoning the temporal view I was investigating. "Since" is too unlikely with "coming". --- If you are interested, what I think I see now is that the 144,000 represent those killed in...
by Bill Ross
February 7th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?

Regarding the present particple, οἱ ἐρχόμενοι ἐκ... Does that suggest that even though they are of a vast number, they are still coming?
by Bill Ross
February 7th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?

While ἐκ can occasionally bear a temporal sense, that doesn't really seem to fit the context here. So not so much a "grammatical" reason, but contextual. "The great tribulation" is an event, and the text is talking about the people who are no longer involved in it, but are now present before the th...
by Bill Ross
February 7th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"?

In Revelation 7:14, is there a grammatical reason why ἐκ shouldn't be read "since"? mGNT Revelation 7:14 καὶ εἴρηκα αὐτῷ κύριέ μου σὺ οἶδας καὶ εἶπέν μοι οὗτοί εἰσιν οἱ ἐρχόμενοι ἐκ τῆς θλίψεως τῆς μεγάλης καὶ ἔπλυναν τὰς στολὰς αὐτῶν καὶ ἐλεύκαναν αὐτὰς ἐν τῷ αἵματι τοῦ ἀρνίου [Rev 7:14 NLT] (14) A...
by Bill Ross
February 4th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Other
Topic: In Ephesians 4:32, is χαρίζομαι really about forgiveness, per se, or is it about “showering with generosity” (“prodigali
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Re: In Ephesians 4:32, is χαρίζομαι really about forgiveness, per se, or is it about “showering with generosity” (“prodi

And what might be your evidence? Didn't you cite BDAG yourself? ③ to show oneself gracious by forgiving wrongdoing, forgive, pardon (Dionys. Hal. 5, 4, 3; Jos., Ant. 6, 144 ἁμαρτήματα χαρίζεσθαι) w. dat. of pers. and acc. of thing (TestJob 43:1 αὐτοῖς … τὴν ἁμαρτίαν αὐτῶν) χαρισάμενος ἡμῖν πάντα τὰ...
by Bill Ross
February 2nd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Ephesians 4:32, is χαρίζομαι really about forgiveness, per se, or is it about “showering with generosity” (“prodigali
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: In Ephesians 4:32, is χαρίζομαι really about forgiveness, per se, or is it about “showering with generosity” (“prodi

I guess I have three thoughts on this Bill. 1. Translations, it seems to me, get stuck in their ways. The KJV cast a very long shadow and others cast their own. 2. Various words in Greek appear have been used in the NT texts in a restricted sense or senses and you don't see the full extent of their...

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