Re: Revelation 3:2

From: Edgar Foster (
Date: Mon Mar 23 1998 - 21:34:34 EST

Dear Ted,

David Aune translates Rev. 3:2: "Be vigilant and strengthen those who
remain but are on the point of death" (Word Biblical Commentary, Vol.
52A, pp. 215-216).

This translation seems most reasonable to me in view of the context
and literary character of the book. Jesus is speaking to a PRESENT and
prevailing situation. There are those in Sardis who are near the point
of spiritual death. Such ones are in need of being snatched out of the

E. Foster


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