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by Scott Lawson
February 19th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 1Thess 3:13

Oh! I Didn’t make clear how στηρίξαι influences the meaning by being bounded. If it was unbounded (present tense) it would indicate that God would be working continually through the parousia (if it is viewed as durative) to make their hearts firm. But as it is since it is bounded then it indicates a...
by Scott Lawson
February 19th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 1Thess 3:13

On page 308 George rechristens the category Time Within Which to the limited. It is this category that I think fits my question about this particular use of παρουσία at 1Thess 3:13. εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμῶν τὰς καρδίας ἀμέμπτους ἐν ἁγιωσύνῃ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ πατρὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμ...
by Scott Lawson
February 19th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 1Thess 3:13

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by Scott Lawson
February 19th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 1Thess 3:13

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by Scott Lawson
February 19th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 1Thess 3:13

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by Scott Lawson
January 19th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: 1Thess 3:13

Thank you Jonathon. I have read all the instances where παρουσία occurs in the Nt and as I noted in my post it seems to me that all of them except at 1 Thess 3:13 can be either durative or punctual, meaning either presence or arrival/coming. But at 1 Thess 3:13 the context restricts the meaning to a...
by Scott Lawson
January 19th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 498

1Thess 3:13

Can you help me with a grammatical argument I’m trying to make? It may be that I’m all wet and my argument can’t stand. Our JW doctrine on the παρουσία asserts that the παρουσία is a durative period of time. In fact we feel that it began in 1914 and is still ongoing. There are some 25 instances of t...
by Scott Lawson
October 24th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Daniel 11:35
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Daniel 11:35

Thanks Jason!
by Scott Lawson
October 23rd, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Daniel 11:35
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Daniel 11:35

S Walsh,

That is very helpful. Thanks so much!
by Scott Lawson
October 23rd, 2017, 3:35 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Daniel 11:35
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Daniel 11:35

I’m interested in the meaning of καιρος εις ωρας at Daniel 11:35 in the OG. Especially how ωρας is being used. Some time ago I heard a lecture by GK Beale and he suggested (I hope I’m remembering correctly) that John when using the phrase “last hour” (1Jn 2:18) was referencing the book of Daniel in ...