[B-Greek] Luke 21:8
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Fri Nov 25 20:46:41 EST 2005
> > In other words is Luke's Jesus telling us to beware of
> > those saying hO KAIROS HGGIKEN or is he telling use to
> > beware of those who say EGW
> > EIMI and hO KAIROS HGGIKEN?
> My own guess -- and I don't claim more for it than a guess -- is
> that the evangelist intended us to understand these as two major
> claims/assertions that will be made by messianic pretenders, not
> that each of the messianic pretender will assert both propositions.
> At any rate, I think that if the editors of NA27 had thought that
> BOTH propositions are to be proclaimed by each of the messianic
> pretenders, they would have omitted any punctuation before and after
> the KAI.
FWIW Further to what Carl said, I should think that really EGW EIMI and hO
KAIROS HGGIKEN amount to the same thing. It is two different ways of saying
the same thing, about messianic fulfilment. The point is not that they will
say any of those exact words, but they will confess that which both phrases
point to. The meaning conveyed by the phrases is more important than the
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