meaning EAN

From: Andrew Kulikovsky (
Date: Mon May 19 1997 - 22:41:33 EDT


While reading in 1 John last night I cam across EAN in 1 John 2:28 which
the NIV translates as "when". I was confused by this because EAN is made
up of EI + AN and AN makes a definite statement contingent, yet the
context and translation as "when" seems to indicate certainty...

I checked Louw & Nida and BAGD and sure enough "when" is given as a
possible meaning. But this goes against the indefiniteness introduced by

Am I missing something here? I don't understand.

Andrew S. Kulikovsky B.App.Sc(Hons) MACS
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