[B-Greek] Revelation 20:6, A thousand years, or thousands of years?

Awohili at aol.com Awohili at aol.com
Mon Aug 9 09:50:31 EDT 2010


μακάριος καὶ ἅγιος ὁ ἔχων μέρος ἐν τῇ ἀναστάσει τῇ  
πρώτῃ ἐπὶ τούτων ὁ δεύτερος θάνατος οὐκ ἔχει ἐξουσίαν 
ἀλλ’ ἔσονται ἱερεῖς τοῦ  θεοῦ καὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ 
βασιλεύσουσιν μετ’ αὐτοῦ τὰ χίλια ἔτη -- Rev.  20:6
 
Particularly with reference to the expression τὰ χίλια ἔτη which is 
usually  translated as "the thousand years."
 
A correspondent argues that this plural form means "thousands of years"  
instead.  Is there any grammatical or syntactical reason for rendering τὰ  
χίλια ἔτη as "thousands of years"?
 
Thanks and kind regards,
 
Solomon Landers


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