From: Iver Larsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 07:51:28 EST
From Iver Larsen to B-greek:
It seems to me that most translations have misunderstood the Greek text of
KAI hUMEIS hUMAS EUAGGELIZOMEQA THN PROS TOUS PATERAS EPAGGELIAN GENOMENHN
hOTI TAUTHN hO QEOS EKPEPLHRWKEN TOIS TEKNOIS AUTWN
hHMIN ANASTHSAS IHSOUN
and WE announce to YOU (concerning) the promise which came to the/our
that this (promise) God has (now) fulfilled for their children (you and me)
having raised up Jesus for us
The difficult phrase is hHMIN ANASTHSAS, and which other words hHMIN
First, does "raise up" refer to raising from the dead or raising up in the
sense of sending forth?
It is interesting that we find the same phrase in all three major speeches
to a Jewish audience in Acts. First in Peter's speech on Pentecost:
Acts 3:23: PROFHTHN hUMIN ANASTHSEI KURIOS "The Lord will raise up for you a
Then in Stephen's speech to the Sanhedrin in Acts 7:37:
PROFHTHN hUMIN ANASTHSEI hO QEOS "God will raise up for you a prophet"
The promise from Deut 18,15-18 to Moses about God raising up another prophet
like him some time in the future was apparently a very well known Messianic
prophecy that a speaker would tag into when speaking to a Jewish audience.
We can assume that the Jewish audience in Antioch that Paul was addressing
were very familiar with this prophecy. As soon as he said "raise up for us"
they would make the connection.
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