Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 10:56:38 EDT
<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Firstly, everyone be calm. Please read the entire message before you react.
<BR>I think you'll see that this is a legitimate subject for this forum.
<BR>Aune, in the WBC on Revelation proposes that there was an original
<BR>apocalyptic writing which was later revised. The original included 1.7-12a
<BR>and 4.1 ff. I need not specify any more of his view. In 1.7 ff. we have the
<BR>appearance of the exalted Christ to John beginning with "a voice like a
<BR>trumpet". In 4.1 it speaks of hH FWNH hH PRWTH.
<BR>My question is NOT regarding source criticism (or theology for that matter)
<BR>but regarding the use of PRWTH here if one were to accept that the 7 letters
<BR>are from a later revision. There would then be nothing intervening between
<BR>the original vision/call report and this passage. Would one then speak of hH
<BR>FWNH hH PRWTH? Is there a meaning for this word which would make sense here
<BR>(which might reasonably be expected to be used, not something obscure)? To
<BR>me it seems unreasonable to understand it in the sense of "first" or "former"
<BR>unless something intervenes. Any ideas?
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