1 Cor. 16:22

From: John M. Sweigart (jsweiger@cswnet.com)
Date: Thu Oct 16 1997 - 16:49:55 EDT

While working my way through 1 Cor. 16, I came across PHILEW in verse
22. After having read the appropriate lexical articles, I still don't
have a concrete understanding of the semantic range of the verb. The
whole sentence seems in the form of a conditional curse. Is the idea
then love=obedience? Or could it mean love=kiss in the sense of Psalm
2? Kiss the Son, etc. To whom is the warning directed? Believer,
unbeliever. Can we determine this without making certain assumptions.
Could we translate PHILEW=welcome and use it as point counterpoint for
MARANATHA (sic) Comments please.


Rev. John M. Sweigart Box 895 Dover, Arkansas 72837 Cumberland Presbyterian Church __________________________________

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