Re: Hebrews 1:2

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sat Oct 30 1999 - 14:52:34 EDT

At 1:48 PM -0500 10/30/99, Dmitriy Reznik wrote:
>Dear friends,
>Could you help me with EP ESCATOU TWN hHMHRWN TOUTWN? Does it mean "on the
>last of these days"? In this case what is meant here? Or "in the end of
>these days"? But can the ejective ESCATOS mean "end"? And what are "these
>days"? "This age"?

I think that here we must understand TWN hHMERWN TOUTWN as a defining
genitive, here almost in apposition to the time indicated in the first
genitive: "At the end-time, the time consisting of these days." It turns
out to be the same thing as "In these end-time days" or "In these latter
days" since "latter days" bears an eschatological associations in English
ever since KJV.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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