[B-Greek] Using "Father God" in prayer

Wayne F Steury waynesteury at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 9 07:11:38 EST 2008

In Paul's letters he often uses the phrase - EN QEW PATRI -  in referring to God the Father.  It seems to be trendy to address God as "Father God" in some circles.  Do any of you see Paul's address in 1 Thessalonians 1:1 as "in Father God"?

Thank-you for your various comments.  I was simply asking if this Greek text allowed the translation of "in Father God" or even "in the Father God."  I don't see that this translation would be best but wondered if any one had considered this.

Dr. Wayne F Steury

  I'm not sure whether you are attempting to justify / discredit such usage based on its use / non-use in the NT, but why should prayer be simply a catena of scripture passages?  In any case, this forum is really not the place to decide that question.  ...That's not the issure. - WFS

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