From: Edgar Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 06 1998 - 14:12:15 EDT
---"Carl W. Conrad"
> At 5:20 PM -0500 5/5/98, Edgar Foster wrote:
> >Dear B-Greekers,
> >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?
> >Puzzled somewhat,
> The nearest real candidate seems to be in vs. 24: not TA EQNH, but
> the kings: KAI hOI BASILEIS THS GHS FEROUSIN THN DOXAN AUTWN EIS
> presumably the genitive AUTWN refers back to TA EQNH of the first
> 24: KAI PERIPATHSOUSIN TA EQNH DIA TOU FWTOS AUTHS ... Accordingly
> would appear that vs. 26 restates the content of vs. 24: It is the
> who will carry the glory of the nations into it (I assume that AUTHN
> to hH POLIS).
Thanks Carl. I was thinking along these lines, but I noticed that the
account is not explicit. To add to the confusion, some apply OISOUSIN
to TA EQNE of verse 24. Revelation 21:26 does not say this, however.
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