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Lexical Analysis The Greek word παρουσία is formed from the combination of the preposition παρά (para) and the noun οὐσία (ousia), which is derived from the participle οὖσα (ousa), meaning "being." Hence, παρουσία literally means "the act or state of being with," in other words, "presence." Therefore, the παρουσία of Jesus Christ is his presence with us. ...


From Thayer's Lexicon: *παρουσία, παρουσίας, ἡ (παρών, παροῦσα presence: 1 Corinthians 16:17; 2 Corinthians 10:10; opposed to ἀπουσίᾳ, Philippians 2:12 (2 Macc. 15:21; (Aristotle, phys. 2, 3, p. 195a, 14; metaphys. 4, 2, p. 1013b, 14; meteor. 4, 5, p. 3>82a, 33 etc.)). 2. the presence of one coming, hence, the coming, arrival, advent, ...

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