[B-Greek] Re: Greek Question on HARPAGESOMETHA or Latin RAPIEMUR
SPAWN OF A JEWISH CARPENTER: CINDY SMITH
cms at dragon.com
Wed Feb 23 17:38:39 EST 2005
I have a question about the Greek word HARPGESOMETHA, which is 1st
person plural future indicative passive in 1 Thessalonians 4:17,
from HARPAZW meaning to take by force, take away, carry off,
catch up (into heaven). I either read somewhere or heard at some
Bible study that this is a reference to the practice of the town
elders going out of the town to meet a vip for the purpose of
escorting him into the town. The idea is that, when we are seized
or "raptured," that we will meet the Lord in the air for the purpose
of escorting him to the Earth, probably to Jerusalem, in particular.
Am I remembering the right passage and word?
Thanks for any help.
Cindy Smith, M.A. Philosophy (Program in Religious Studies)
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