TTD: Dear brother,
As far as my (classical and koine) grammar is concerned, you not
only done your homework, but you are correct in your grammatical exegesis of
this passage. Your [theological] conclusion follows from the [grammar] of
the premises. No doubt,, many will think that you are some Calvinist or
something like that and will want to debate this subject into the ground for
the next couple of days even!
>Have I gone astray in any particular? Thanks for any correction
>(even for rebuke!:) in advance.
Bless you brother and have a happy and spirit-filled season!
Peace and Love,
Timothy T. Dickens
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Near Eastern specialist and Egyptologist. . .are too aware of the
isolationism often seen in traditional classics--or more precisely in
studies of Greek civilization--with its emphasis on the events of a
relatively short period, primarily in a particular exemplar of a single
group of cultures. Studies that appear to see fifth-century B.C.E Athens as
the defining experience of all civilization puzzle those whose interest lie
in other areas of the Mediterranean antiquity, and still more those
concerned with other regions of the world.
"On The Aims And Methods of Black Athena"
by John Baines in Black Athena Revisited