[b-greek] Luke 21:28

From: Bill Barton (phos@prodigy.net)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 21:49:07 EST

Nigel Hanscamp wrote: (Luke 21:28)

NH>First: "Stand up and raise your heads" I can understand that this is
not literal, but what could a "figurative" meaning be, or have meant to
greek readers?>

Apparently the reference is to an event in the sky (the coming of the son
of man in the clouds). In order to view the event a person would naturally
stand and tilt his face upward.

NH>Pauline APOLUTRWSIS is (normally/often) a freedom from sin/s, or from
the body. Here it seems to be neither. Any guesses?>

In context the deliverance would be the deliverance of Israel from the
events that Jesus just got through describing.

Bill Barton

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