[B-Greek] 1 Cor. 15:23-24
hholmyard at ont.com
Sun Apr 30 16:45:07 EDT 2006
>This is going to sound like a crazy question, and I'm not even sure how to
>In v. 23 Paul says "but each in his own order" -
>EKASTOS DE EN TW IDIW TAGMATI
>..and then starts out v. 24 with: EITA TO TELOS
>Is there anything in this text that allows, or disallows, EITA TO TELOS from
>relating to TAGMATI ?
>In other words - I see 2 orders - "Christ, the firstfruit; afterward those of
>Christ at His coming."
>Is EITA TO TELOS a third "order", or is Paul saying "Then the end" starting a
>new statement unrelated to TAGMATI?
>It seems obvious to me, but I would like someone to point out to me why EITA
>TO TOLOS is not related to TAGMATI, or why it may be a third "order".
>Thanks - I hope you all understand my question. I'm struggling with this
HH: In the UBS Greek NT there is a comma between verses 23 and 24, not a
period. So the editors saw a series of events, with "the end" being the
next in the series. Whether EITA TO TELOS involves a short or long
period of time subsequent to "then those who are Christ's at His coming"
is not clarified. Nor is it clarified whether EITA TO TELOS implies
another resurrection event subsequent to the one at Christ's coming. You
should realize that theologians disagree on these points, and I don't
think the grammar of this verse helps to resolve the questions.
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