Daniel 11:36

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Scott Lawson
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Daniel 11:36

Post by Scott Lawson » June 5th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Thanks to GK Beale I’m tracing out the word hour (ὥρα) in Daniel in the context of the last hour (ἐσχάτη ὥρα) that John mentions at 1J 2:18 in connection with the antichrist. I see in the Old Greek that hour (ὥρα) is used and Rahlfs has it punctuated as ending verse 35 thusly: · ἔτι γὰρ καιρὸς εἰς ὥρας. However NETS in translation separates εἰς ὥρας from καιρὸς and begins verse 36 with it so that it reads “In that hour the king will act”. Why might that be?

Παιδία, ἐσχάτη ὥρα ἐστίν, καὶ καθὼς ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἀντίχριστος ἔρχεται, καὶ νῦν ἀντίχριστοι πολλοὶ γεγόνασιν, ὅθεν γινώσκομεν ὅτι ἐσχάτη ὥρα ἐστίν.
(1 John 2:18)

καὶ ἐκ τῶν συνιέντων διανοηθήσονται εἰς τὸ καθαρίσαι ἑαυτοὺς καὶ εἰς τὸ ἐκλεγῆναι καὶ εἰς τὸ καθαρισθῆναι ἕως καιροῦ συντελείας· ἔτι γὰρ καιρὸς εἰς ὥρας. καὶ ποιήσει κατὰ τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ παροργισθήσεται καὶ ὑψωθήσεται ἐπὶ πάντα θεὸν καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν θεὸν τῶν θεῶν ἔξαλλα λαλήσει καὶ εὐοδωθήσεται, ἕως ἂν συντελεσθῇ ἡ ὀργή· εἰς αὐτὸν γὰρ συντέλεια γίνεται.
(Dan 11:36 LXX1) Old Greek

And some of the intelligent will be minded to purify themselves and be chosen and be purified until the time of consummation, for there is yet a time.
“In that hour the king will act according to his will. And he will be enraged and will be exalted over every god and will speak strange things against the God of gods. And he will succeed until the wrath is completed, for completion pertaining to him is coming.
(Dan 11:36 NETS)

The same verse in Theodotian doesn’t have hour (ὥρα).

καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν συνιέντων ἀσθενήσουσιν τοῦ πυρῶσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ τοῦ ἐκλέξασθαι καὶ τοῦ ἀποκαλυφθῆναι, ἕως καιροῦ πέρας· ὅτι ἔτι εἰς καιρόν. Theodotian
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