Hebrews 6:18-19

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Matthew Longhorn
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Hebrews 6:18-19

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 4th, 2018, 10:35 am

Hi all, I am puzzled by the use of the participle εἰσερχομένην here. It looks like it is functioning adjectivally modifying the relative article above, however “which we have as a firm and secure anchor of our souls and entering into the inner part of the curtain” doesn’t seem to make much sense to me. Any thoughts?

ἵνα διὰ δύο πραγμάτων ἀμεταθέτων, ἐν οἷς ἀδύνατον ψεύσασθαι o[τὸν] θεόν, ἰσχυρὰν παράκλησιν ἔχωμεν οἱ καταφυγόντες κρατῆσαι τῆς προκειμένης ἐλπίδος· ἣν ὡς ἄγκυραν ⸀ἔχομεν τῆς ψυχῆς ἀσφαλῆ τε καὶ βεβαίαν καὶ εἰσερχομένην εἰς τὸ ἐσώτερον τοῦ καταπετάσματος,
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Re: Hebrews 6:18-19

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 4th, 2018, 11:14 am

Of course i meant relative pronoun above, not relative article
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Re: Hebrews 6:18-19

Post by Stirling Bartholomew » September 4th, 2018, 12:57 pm

A somewhat difficult metaphor.
... ἀσφαλῆ τε καὶ βεβαίαν καὶ εἰσερχομένην εἰς ...

These words may refer, as far as the structure of the sentence is concerned, either to 'hope, the main subject, or to the 'anchor, with which it is compared.

Brooke Foss Westcott - 1920
Westcott then proceeds to talk about hope entering...
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Re: Hebrews 6:18-19

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 4th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Thanks. So we are to see the hope or the anchor (which is a metaphor for the hope) being firm, steadfast and having the property of moving behind the curtain? In other words our hope is to move beyond the curtain and be in the presence of God?
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Re: Hebrews 6:18-19

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 4th, 2018, 1:18 pm

Just seen your edited post. Thanks
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