From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 14 1999 - 10:23:07 EDT
At 10:13 AM 5/14/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Is the praise, glory and honor mentioned in I Pet. 1:7 to be applied to QEOS,
>IHSOU CRISTOU, or the readers themselves?
Well, never would the NT writers say that people are worthy of praise and
honor (for theological reasons). So that narrows it down to Jesus or God.
And since Jesus is described as the medium through which the manifestation
of God is made clear, it is God himself who receives praise and glory for
> hINA TO DOKIMION hUMW'N THS PISTEWS...EUREQHi EIS EPAINON KAI DOXAN
>KAI TIMHN EN APOKALUYEI IHSOU CRISTOU
>I'm reading an analysis that that seems to suggest that it applies to the
>readers' eventual exoneration (honor) for the 'achievements' listed in vv.
>4-8. It's unconvincing to me.
You are right to be unconvinced.
>My objections stem from the fact that the
>readers are cast in 1:3-9 as beneficiaries, and God is the target of praise
>and rejoicing. Can anyone offer further enlightenment for the alternatives?
There really are no alternatives which make sense of the clear meaning of
Jim West, ThD
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