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by Bill Ross
June 13th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?

I've read Mounce, basic and beyond, but have some kind of learning disability, possibly related to past trauma.

My main input right now is steadily doing the Daily Dose.

The first answer I received for this question was really sufficient but thanks for the exhortations also.
by Bill Ross
June 10th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: In Jeremiah 31:21 LXX what is the sense of τιμωρίαν?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: In Jeremiah 31:21 LXX what is the sense of τιμωρίαν?

Thanks.

So is it a command to take back Zion by force?

Matthew 11:12 ἀπὸ δὲ τῶν ἡμερῶν Ἰωάννου τοῦ βαπτιστοῦ ἕως ἄρτι ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν βιάζεται καὶ βιασταὶ ἁρπάζουσιν αὐτήν
by Bill Ross
June 9th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: In Jeremiah 31:21 LXX what is the sense of τιμωρίαν?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

In Jeremiah 31:21 LXX what is the sense of τιμωρίαν?

Jeremiah 31:21 στῆσον σεαυτήν Σιων ποίησον τιμωρίαν δὸς καρδίαν σου εἰς τοὺς ὤμους ὁδὸν ἣν ἐπορεύθης ἀποστράφητι παρθένος Ισραηλ ἀποστράφητι εἰς τὰς πόλεις σου πενθοῦσα BDAG has only one usage listed which doesn't seem relevant: τιμωρία, ας, ἡ (fr. τιμωρό ‘avenger’, s. τιμωρέω) punishment (Aeschyl....
by Bill Ross
June 7th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?

Translations I'm familiar with seem to render 1 Thessalonians as having "voice" referring to "of the archangel" but it appears to me that "voice" is feminine while "archangel" is masculine so the one does not refer to the other: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ὅτι αὐτὸς ὁ κύριος ἐν κελεύσματι ἐν φωνῇ ἀρχαγγέλο...
by Bill Ross
June 5th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?

Sooo... ambiguous?

What about τὸ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ in the next verse? Does that imply that it comes "out of the heavens"?:

2 Cor 5:2 καὶ γὰρ ἐν τούτῳ στενάζομεν τὸ οἰκητήριον ἡμῶν τὸ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ἐπενδύσασθαι ἐπιποθοῦντες
by Bill Ross
June 5th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?

Well ... that would be to treat the adjective as an adverb. Not the worst thing for sure, changes of part of speech occur frequently enough in translation but there is no call for it here really. And semantically here not a great difference : If the building is eternal and it's in the heavens the e...
by Bill Ross
June 5th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?

I was presented with an interpretation of 2 Corinthians 5:1 that took αἰώνιον to read "a building... eternally in the heavens" rather than "an everlasting building... in the heavens". 2 Corinthians 5:1 οἴδαμεν γὰρ ὅτι ἐὰν ἡ ἐπίγειος ἡμῶν οἰκία τοῦ σκήνους καταλυθῇ οἰκοδομὴν ἐκ θεοῦ ἔχομεν οἰκίαν ἀχε...
by Bill Ross
May 16th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Does κόσμος in the NT connect with the OT usage?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Does κόσμος in the NT connect with the OT usage?

The brief article had some very useful insights: * Wisdom of Solomon features usages in line with the NT * the Greeks saw the kosmos as beautiful in its orderliness * the NT's negative usage of kosmos is Jewish, not Greek in origin * John's usage of kosmos largely parallels his use of "the Jews" and...
by Bill Ross
May 16th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Does κόσμος in the NT connect with the OT usage?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Does κόσμος in the NT connect with the OT usage?

I have considered some notion of kosmos in the NT having some continuity with the OG if we understand God to be referring to the theocracy as his "jewel" but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of anyone making that connection. But I found this article that may give me more info: https://www.jstor...