From: abilene (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 06:17:26 EDT
Harold Holmyard wrote:
<< It is "fourteen years ago" according
to the UBS GNT Concise Dictionary's understanding of the function of PRO
2 Cor 12:2: PRO ETWN DEKATESSARWN ...>>
I agree with the common translation.
But PRO means also "before" as in the Jewish Antiquities:4,226
GHN hO PHUTEUSAS, PRO ETWN TESSARWN AN KARPWN PROBALEI TA PHUTA
the trees of which produce fruits before the fourth year, is not to
bring thence any first-fruits to God.
On this example I read In 2Co12,2 : "I know a man in Christ before the
fourteenth year..." .
In the 13th year after his conversion Paul had a new revelation; and
during the 14th he returned to Jerusalem.
54/55 was a sabbatical year, and It seems that the Letter to the
Galatians was written in july/August 56 (cf F. Refoulé, Revue
Biblique,1988/95/2 p 161-83).
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