Matthew 28:1 Interpretation

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Thu Jan 3 12:11:28 EST 2002


In a message dated 1/3/2002 7:04:12 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
jonathan5 at coolgoose.com writes:


> BAGD takes opse as an "improper preposition" with the genitive, so the
> interpretation would be "after the Sabbath." In a later discussion one
> fellow said the phrase should be interpreted quite literally into "latter
> of the Sabbaths." When I pointed out BAGD's use of opse, he said
> Blass/Debrunner (and Thayer too I believe) interpreted opse as "latter" or
> "later," as well as used the plural "Sabbaths." However I don't have
> access to Blass/Debrunner or Thayer. What are the possible interpretation
> options for Matt 28:1? Also,is the "literal latter" interpretation
> considered a valid option by either references or your opinion?
> 

I think that, at least in part, your puzzlement is due to the plural 
SABBATWN.  BAGD and BDAG point out that TA SABBATA is used of one Sabbath.

B. TA SABBATA for a single Sabbath day (Zen.-P. Cairo 762, 6 [III bc]; Plut., 
Mor. 169c; 671e THN TWN SABBATWN hEORTHN; 672a; Ex 20:10; Lev 23:32 al.; 
Philo, Abr. 28 THN hEBDOMHN, hHN hEBRAIOI SABBATA KALOUSIN; Jos., Ant. 1, 33; 
3, 237; 12, 259; 276.—Bl-D. §141, 3 w. app.; Rob. 408; ESchwyzer, Ztschr. f. 
vergleich. Sprachforschung 62, ’35, 1-16; ASchlatter, Mt ’29, 393) OYE 
SABBATWN Mt 28:1a (s. OYE 3). Also prob. Col 2:16. hH hHMERA TWN SABBATWN (Ex 
20:8; 35:3; Dt 5:12; Jer 17:21f; Jos., Ant. 12, 274) Lk 4:16; Ac 13:14; 
16:13; Dg 4:3. (EN) TOIS SABBASIN on the Sabbath (Jos., Vi. 279 TOIS 
SABBASIN, Ant. 13, 252 v.l. EN TOIS SABBASIN) Mt 12:1, 5, 10-12; Mk 1:21; 
2:23, 24; 3:2, 4; Lk 4:31; 6:2; 13:10. hH PERI TA SABBATA DEISIDAIMONIA 
superstitious veneration of the Sabbath Dg 4:1 (only extreme danger to human 
life can cause the Sabbath law to be suspended: Synes., Ep. 4 p. 162b, c). TA 
SABBATA the Sabbath feasts B 2:5 (Is 1:13).-JMeinhold, Sabbat u. Woche im AT ’
05, Sabbat u. Sonntag ’09; JHehn, Siebenzahl u. Sabbat bei den Babyloniern u. 
im AT ’07, Der israelit. Sabbat ’09, Zur Sabbatfrage: BZ 14, ’17, 198-213; 
EMahler, Der Sabbat: ZDMG 62, ’08, 33-79, Handbuch der jüd. Chronologie ’16; 
GBeer, Schabbath ’08; WNowack, Schabbat ’24; MWolff, Het ordeel der 
helleensch-romeinsche schrijvers over. . . den Sabbath: ThT 44, ’10, 162-72; 
ELohse, Jesu Worte über den Sabbat, Beih. ZNW 26, ’60, 79-89. S. also 
KURIAKOS, end.

gfsomsel
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