My son asks the following:
In 1 Peter 1:11, we have the phrase εραυνωντες εις τινα η ποιον καιρον. Some think it says the prophets were "investigating who or what time" and others that it says they were "investigating what [time] or what kind of time."
But what I want to know is: Does εραυναω + εις ever appear elsewhere with what follows the εις being the thing the investigator is seeking to know more about?
It seems to me that every time εραυναω appears in the LXX or the NT, it takes its direct object in the accusative (e.g., "searching hearts," "searching the Scriptures"). When it does appear with εις in Genesis 31:33 (2x), what follows the εις indicates where the search was made, not what Laban was searching for.
Is it possible that 1 Peter 1:11 is not saying that they were investigating "who or what time" nor that they were investigating "what or what kind of time," but rather that they were investigating one of two things: "unto/for whom" (i.e,. for themselves or for a future generation) the prophecies were meant OR "what (kind of) time" they refer to? Is that an option?