EIS TON AIWNA in class. Gk.?

From: Rod Decker (rdecker@bbc.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 26 1997 - 14:25:34 EDT

EIS TON AIWNA (or the plural, EIS TOUS AIWNAS) is a common NT idiom; I had
assumed that this reflected the Jewish concept of the age to come, but was
somewhat surprised to note that BAGD lists a number of classical references
to the same phrase (p. 27).

Any observations as to how extensive this phrase is in classical literature
and or the relationship of the classical use to the Jewish and/or biblical

(Neither TDNT nor NIDNTT have much to say about AIWN in classical--less
than they usually provide--and neither one comments on the idioms EIS TON
AIWNA, etc.)


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