Re: resurrection

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Apr 09 1998 - 12:36:39 EDT

At 2:30 AM -0500 4/10/98, Robert James Connelly wrote:
>In my recent study, I came across a couple of points regarding the
> How should EN be translated? Is it durative (during) or
>(at) (if I can use use these terms of an prep.)

Well, I've not seen such terms applied, but we do say that dative of time
with EN means at a POINT in time, while a genitive of time (with or without
a preposition, e.g. DI' hHMERWN, refers to a period of time WITHIN WHICH--

>1 Thess 4:17 hAMA SUN AUTOIS
> Is this a time thing or can it refer to a locative togetherness
>heaven? I ask this because of ANASTHSONTAI PRWTON, EPEITA hHMEIS
>earlier in the text.
>I'm not interested in any doctrinal opinions, just what possibilities
>for translation the Greek allows. Thanks.

Since the hAMA construes with SUN AUTOIS, and the hHMEIS implies a parallel
ANASTHSOMEQA to ANASTHSONTAI, I can't see how anything but simultaneity can
be indicated. Incidentally, we generally use "H" to indicate Eta in

Carl W. Conrad
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