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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
1) @Joseph: "Please see Acts 10:40-42, which is repeated in 2 Tim 4:1. Both passages refer to the judgment, which is yet future" - I still don't understand the reason why the expression "judge both the living and the dead" in those passages should not be interpreted in the physical sense. To me, "both the living and the dead" implies the whole humanity - consisting of those who have already passed away and those who are still living. For sure, at the time when God's judgement starts there will still be some people physically alive, hence, we have "both living and the dead". ↙
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
3) and the third time he uses this word (1st Peter 4:5), he does it in the common expression ("Judge of both the living and the dead") that, if I am not wrong, is always used in the Scriptures only in the physical sense. It's not that I deny the spiritual interpretation here flat, I just need to be given (shown) a stronger basis for that.
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
2) the disciple was going to bury his father only because of his father's poor spiritual condition and not because of his poor physical state). The second "dead" can also be interpreted in both senses. In 1st Peter 4:4-6, however, I don't see at the moment such a strong basis for such a drastic switch of the sense of the word. In fact, there is even quite a strong basis for retaining the physical sense of the word: the previous two times that he has used the word "dead" in this epistle are all in physical sense, ↙
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
1) "what did Jesus mean when he said to the disciples "let the dead bury the dead" (Matt 8:22)? It is not bad hermeneutics to say that Jesus was using "dead" in both the spiritual sense and the physical sense" - In case of Matt 8:22 the very phrase "let the dead bury the dead" and its context give us a very strong basis to interpret the first "dead" in a spiritual sense (as physically dead people can't perform an act of burying) and the second "dead" in physical (it is highly unlikely that ↙
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
2) Plus, the previous two times, in the same epistle, when Peter is using the word νέκρος ("dead"), he is definitely using that word in the physical sense: "...the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1st Peter 1:3), "...God, that raised him up from the dead" (1st Peter 1:21). Good hermeneutics would be not to attach two different meanings to two same words used by the same author in the same epistle. I am afraid a strong argument is needed to support the idea that in 1st Peter 4:4-6 Peter suddenly switches from using the physical sense of the word to the spiritual one.
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
1) Thanks for your answer, but I am a bit bothered here. You said: "the idea here is that all men are born dead in their spirit...", so you are stating that when Peter was saying "Him, who is ready to judge the living and the dead", he meant the spiritual sense of the word ("dead in spirit"), rather than the physical sense ("physically dead"). However, phrases like "He will judge the living and the dead" or "He is the judge of the living and the dead" are quite common in the Scripture - they are almost like slang in koine - and they always refer to physical death.
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comment What are the earliest dated Syriac manuscripts of the Bible?
@konwayk: "Let me give you a website - aent.org/ntbomb.htm" - This link is just amazing! Thank you konwayk for sharing it!
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
@H3br3wHamm3r81: "Can you share from which Bible "not in English" you encountered your latter translation?" - Sure. It's Russian Synodal Bible: ru.wikisource.org/wiki/…
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comment Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
"John is doing his best to describe 21st century events" - Do you insist on the century being exactly the 21st one?
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accepted Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?
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comment Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
"In much the same way, Adam is called the son of God, and Jesus is called the "only begotten Son of God". Jesus is called the second Adam" - The Only begotten Son of God existed even before He was incarnated and named Jesus. So, instead of saying that Jesus was called the "only begotten son of God", it is better to say that the Only begotten Son of God was named Jesus after His incarnation. Plus, in His divinity He still remains the Only Begotten Son of God and no one else holds this title.
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comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
Lord bless you, too!!!
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comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
“Flesh & blood shall not be in Heaven, but a sinless body like unto Christ ... Their old nature died as they were taken” - My question was: How is Enoch's case a resurrection? One doesn't necessarily need to die physically to have his old nature terminated - those of the believers who will still be alive at the Lord's coming, as we know, will never die physically, yet will also be changed within a moment and taken to the Lord (1Cor 15:51-51, 1Thes 4:16, 17) - however, one can't be resurrected if he hasn't died physically. Enoch never died physically, at least the Scriptures never say that.
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comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
(4) So, just to summarize all of this, yes, I don't rule out the possibility that Moses was resurrected, that is, brought back to life - similar to those cases in 1Kings 17:22, 2Kings 4:34, 2Kings 13:21, Hebrews 11:35 - and then taken by God.
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comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
(3) That’s why he is always often considered to be one of the three “candidates” (Enoch and Elijah being the other two), two of which will be the two witnesses in Revelation 11.