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by Scott Lawson
September 3rd, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Is the article genitive article anaphoric at 2 Peter 1:11?
Replies: 2
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Is the article genitive article anaphoric at 2 Peter 1:11?

I’m asking for a friend who posed this question to me: Does the article του that is construed with κυριου at 2Peter 1:11 act anaphorically pointing back to του κυριου in verse 8? 2 Peter 1:8-11 8 ταῦτα γὰρ ὑμῖν ὑπάρχοντα καὶ πλεονάζοντα οὐκ ἀργοὺς οὐδὲ ἀκάρπους καθίστησιν εἰς τὴν τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησ...
by Scott Lawson
July 16th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 5231

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

Thank you Barry for the kindly reprimand. It seems to me that the consideration that grammar and syntax plays in the identification of “this rock” has been pretty much exhausted and only the history and culture of that time will offer more insight. I hope you’ll allow me just a bit more leeway. I’d ...
by Scott Lawson
July 16th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 5231

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

Here’s some historical background from Michael Heiser’s book THE UNSEEN REALM Recovering the supernatural worldview of the Bible Michael S. Heiser pgg 283-284. Heiser offers an intriguing possibility for what the rock is. In short the rock is the geographical location, Mt. Hermon and the gates of he...
by Scott Lawson
June 30th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The Meaning of the Phrase ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτου τῶν ἡμερῶν τούτων at Heb 1:2
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: The Meaning of the Phrase ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτου τῶν ἡμερῶν τούτων at Heb 1:2

Bernd, As I ponder your question I think “in these last days” and “at the end of these days” really mean the same thing. However, the idea present in the minds of the NT writers is of a period known as “the last days”. So translating the phrase in question as “at the end of these days” misses the ma...
by Scott Lawson
June 30th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The Meaning of the Phrase ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτου τῶν ἡμερῶν τούτων at Heb 1:2
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: The Meaning of the Phrase ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτου τῶν ἡμερῶν τούτων at Heb 1:2

Bernd, it looks like your question hinges on whether or not τουτων is anaphoric or deictic.

Is there any way to determine this with grammar/syntax alone?
by Scott Lawson
June 5th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Daniel 11:36
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

Daniel 11:36

Thanks to GK Beale I’m tracing out the word hour (ὥρα) in Daniel in the context of the last hour (ἐσχάτη ὥρα) that John mentions at 1J 2:18 in connection with the antichrist. I see in the Old Greek that hour (ὥρα) is used and Rahlfs has it punctuated as ending verse 35 thusly: · ἔτι γὰρ καιρὸς εἰς ὥ...
by Scott Lawson
February 19th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

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: 2299

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: 2299

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: 2299

Re: 1Thess 3:13

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