From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 05 1998 - 19:21:15 EDT
At 5:20 PM -0500 5/5/98, Edgar Foster wrote:
>Rev. 21:16 reads:
>KAI OISOUSIN THN DOXAN KAI THN TIMHN TWN EQNWN EIS AUTHN
>My question is, who are "the ones bearing" THN DOXAN KAI THN TIMHN?
>Does the context indicate the referent in this case? How does syntax
>help out here?
The nearest real candidate seems to be in vs. 24: not TA EQNH, but rather
the kings: KAI hOI BASILEIS THS GHS FEROUSIN THN DOXAN AUTWN EIS AUTHN;
presumably the genitive AUTWN refers back to TA EQNH of the first clause of
24: KAI PERIPATHSOUSIN TA EQNH DIA TOU FWTOS AUTHS ... Accordingly it
would appear that vs. 26 restates the content of vs. 24: It is the KINGS
who will carry the glory of the nations into it (I assume that AUTHN refers
to hH POLIS).
That's my reading somewhat,
Carl W. Conrad
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