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Background A εὐαγγελιστής ("evangelist") is one who proclaims some piece of εὐαγγέλιον ("good news").1 The latter word is derived as a noun from the verb εὐαγγελίζω ("to announce good news"). The word family comes from a compounding of the Greek adverb εὖ ("pert[aining] to that which is good or beneficial") and the verb ἀγγέλλω ("to announce").2 Core "...


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The word ἄρτιος (artios) is not found elsewhere in the New Testament or the Septuagint, but it is reasonably well-attested in Classical Greek literature; LSJ provides many examples. BDAG gives: pertaining to being well fitted for some function, complete, capable, proficient = able to meet all demands Although the word is a hapax within the Greek Bible, ...


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What "Paul" is trying to impress on Timothy is that the message that H&P were spreading around was not only incorrect but also subversive: ESV 2Ti 2:14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 2Ti 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one ...


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I dont think Paul expected Timothy to see the end days. If this was the case, then he probably would have told other churches in other epistles as well. 1+2 Thessalonians are wild because they have so much information about the rapture and the end times that it wouldn't make sense for Paul to not include something more explicit than 'it shall come like a ...



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