[B-Greek] 1 Peter 3:20-21

RRedden604 at aol.com RRedden604 at aol.com
Fri Mar 10 20:18:52 EST 2006

Iver  Larsen says 
"Since hO is a neuter  pronoun I prefer to see it not as referring to the  
immediately preceding word but to the whole preceding sentence..."   Why  
it refer to the water which is neuter in  Greek.  How could Peter  make it 
clearer that  the antecedent is the water just mentioned?  

Again,  Iver writes,
"It  can hardly be  the water that saves."  

Are you  speaking merely as a grammarian or a  theologian?  The focus in 1  
Pet. 3:20, 21 is upon  the water, not upon the ark regardless how significant 
the ark was in the family's safety.  Peter is making an analogy  between  the 
deluge and baptism.  That much is  clear.  Even the  anti-sacramentalist, ATR 
says,  "Which also (o` kai).  Water just mentioned. After a true  likeness 
(antitupon).  Water in baptism now as an  anti-type of Noah's deliverance by 

Rob Redden

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