RE: 1 Peter 1:2

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Fri Aug 22 1997 - 06:52:25 EDT

At 3:26 PM -0500 8/21/97, Jim Beale wrote:
>Ay, Clayton, no doubt 'tis a joyous thought! EKLEKTOIS PAREPIDHMOIS,
>taken as a unit, is a constitutive conjunction of th'eternal and the
>temporal. It speaks of those who have been called from eternity to
>live in a glorious world, and, having recently become aware of that
>prior decision on the part of God, have left the world, while yet in
>it, and have become aliens and strangers in a strange land and have
>begun to make their pilgrimmage to the glorious new land.

Well, I guess that Peter was a bit more sophisticated by the time he wrote
this than he was when he wanted to put up huts for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah
on the mountaintop.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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