APOLLUMI (John 3:16)

From: Jason Hare (parousia_occ@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 04:39:31 EST


«hOUTWS GAR HGAPHSEN hO QEOS TON KOSMON, hWSTE TON hUION TON MONOGENH
EDWKEN, hINA PAS hO PISTEUWN EIS AUTON MH APOLHTAI ALL' ECHi ZWHN
AIWNION.»

With what force should APOLLUMI be read in this verse? LSJ says that if
APOLLUMI comes in the passive, as here in APOLHTAI, it means "to cease to
exist." Is that an accurate, though untraditional, reading of this word?

"That everyone believing in him might not cease to exist..."

Jason Hare
Ozark Christian College

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