Archive | December, 2010

A.T. Robertson Mark 16,2

5 Dec

A.T. Robertson on Matthew 28:1 and Mark 16:2.

Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Now late on the sabbath as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week (opse de sabbatwn, th epipwskoush eiί mian sabbatwn). This careful chronological statement according to Jewish days clearly means that before the sabbath was over, that is before six P.M., this visit by the women was made “to see the sepulchre” (qeorhsai ton tapon). They had seen the place of burial on Friday afternoon (Mark 15:47; Matthew 27:61; Luke 23:55). They had rested on the sabbath after preparing spices and ointments for the body of Jesus (Luke 23:56), a sabbath of unutterable sorrow and woe. They will buy other spices after sundown when the new day has dawned and the sabbath is over (Mark 16:1). Both Matthew here and Luke (Luke 23:54) use dawn (epipwskw) for the dawning of the twenty-four hour-day at sunset, not of the dawning of the twelve-hour day at sunrise. The Aramaic used the verb for dawn in both senses. The so-called Gospel of Peter has epipwskw in the same sense as Matthew and Luke as does a late papyrus. Apparently the Jewish sense of “dawn” is here expressed by this Greek verb. Allen thinks that Matthew misunderstands Mark at this point, but clearly Mark is speaking of sunrise and Matthew of sunset. Why allow only one visit for the anxious women?

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“In the end of the Sabbath / Late on the Sabbath Day …”, Mt.28:1


My friend from South Africa, you are indeed most magnanimous in your display of hyperbole and backbush rhetoric. You presume that no one but you have studied the scripture and can ever understand its truth. I gave my reasons in the quote from A.T. Robertson, Ma, DD, LittD, professor of New Testament and Greek, writer of the Life of Christ and a notable Baptist. I should think he has a little more weight than you have thus far demonstrated. I shall believe him and his viewpoint. Have you read his harmony of the gospels? Have you read anyone’s harmony of the gospels?

Many of us have years of study and we are not ignorant of scripture, as you presume. End of argument from my point of view. I shall continue to regard Sunday, the first day of the week, and the day our blessed Lord rose from the tomb, and the day we honour our Lord with worship and the gathering of the saints. The scripture is plain to me.

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Book 7. Lydingsweek

4 Dec

Book 7 Lydingsweek – Download

’n Kronologie sinopsis van die Evangelies
’n Paar verduidelikings
Een. Ek beperk myself tot geen besondere Vertaling
nie, maar probeer om by die essensiële van die
oorspronlike teks uit te kom. Wanneer dit spesifiek op
tydsaanduidings aankom, beteken dit gewoonlik die
letterlikste interpretasie moontlik is die korrekste.
Twee. Markus is die pasaangeër, maar plek plek
neem een van die ander Evangelies oor, en moet Markus
by hulle inval.
Drie. Vergelyk veral die benadrukte woorde met
erkende Vertalings om verskille sowel as
ooreenstemming op te merk. Die manier waarop
gewoonlik vertaal word, word bepaal deur die verstaan
van die vertaler(s), ook wat betref die tydsorde van
gebeure en profesie van die Skrif-Woord. Ek poog om
hierdie metode te vermy. Ons wil daarom die
kronologiese aspek van vervulling van profesie met
betrekking tot Jesus se laaste Pasga, gaan navors, om so
ons bevindinge te gaan vergelyk met die Kerk se
tradisionele verklaring van die verloop daarvan.

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Book 6, 3. Save the Sabbath

4 Dec

Book 6, 3 Save the Sabbath – Download

Part 6/3
Seventh Day Adventism Refuted
E.G. White
Save your life to save the Sabbath, and you shall lose both; lose
your life to save the Sabbath, and you if God will, might save the
The Seventh Day Adventist Church in order to save the Sabbath,
should sever all ties with its past, and unconditionally and totally
reject and renounce not the person of Mrs E.G. White, but the
doctrine and dogma as well as attitude and approach it, has
adopted and based and erected on ‘Inspiration’ and
‘the Testimonies’.

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Book 6, 2. First Resurrection

4 Dec

Book 6, 2 First Resurrection – Download

“The First Resurrection Thousand Years”
Resurrection, Saints and Wicked
The Saints –
Their Past:
in Revelation 20:4c –
“They lived / came to life”-‘edzehsan’
parallel with their Past
in John 5:24-25c –
“Now” … “they shall live”- ‘dzehsohsin’
(“Blessed and holy he that hath Part In The First
Resurrection – on such the second death hath no
power …” Rv20:6a)
Their Future:
in John 5:28-29a =
“The hour is coming in which all the dead that
are in the graves shall hear His Voice, and shall come
forth: They that have done good, unto the
resurrection of Life”
parallel with their Future
in Revelation 20:7-15 –
“And when the thousand years were expired …
I saw a white throne and Him that sat upon it, from
whose face the earth and the heaven fled away … I
saw the dead stand before God; and the books were
opened. And another Book was opened, The Book of
Life … the sea gave, and hell delivered up the dead
… and the dead were judged … according to their
works” …

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Book 6, 1. Atonement

4 Dec

Book 6, 1 Atonement – Download

6 / 1
Seventh Day Adventism Refuted
High Priest of the Most High God
“His Name is: The Holy of the Holies”!
Isaiah 57:14-15, LXX
Introduction into the Seventh Day Adventist Concept of
‘The Investigative Judgment’

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Book 5. Second Century

4 Dec

Book 5, Second Century – Download

Paragraph 9
“The Lord’s Day” in Documents of the Second Century
A Focussed Perception and Conception
Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Professor of Theology, Andrews
University, in his ‘From Sabbath to Sunday: a Historical
Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity’
(Pontifical Gregorian University Press, Rome, 1977), Chapter 7,
‘Anti-Judaism in the Fathers and the Origin of Sunday’, states,
“Ignatius, Barnabas and Justin, whose writings constitute
our major source of information for the first half of the second
century, witnessed and participated in the process of separation from
Judaism which led the majority of the Christians to abandon the
Sabbath and adopt Sunday as the new day of worship. Their
testimonies therefore, coming from such an early period, assume a
vital importance for our inquiry into the causes of the origin of
Sunday observance.”

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Book 4, 4. Romans

4 Dec

Book 4, 4.Romans – Download

Par. 8.
Paul and Allegedly the Sabbath
The Three “Parallel” Scriptures
No translation of the so-called three “parallel”
Scriptures considered here could be trusted. Traditional
translations should rather be seen for the manipulations of
the text that they are to suite the Church and its observance
of Sunday. The Church is disobedient in offering Corban
through Sunday-observance in the Sabbath’s stead. In the
same proud spirit it parades disrespect for the Word with
translation of passages bearing on the Sabbath and Sunday
issue: Concerning the chronology of the crucifixion and
resurrection, Mk.15:42, Mt.27:57, Lk.23:48, Mt.28:1; about
allegedly the keeping of the First Day, Acts 20:7, Jn.20:19;
about allegedly the keeping of the Sabbath, these “parallel”
texts, Ro.14:5-6, Col.2:16-17 and Gal.4:10. The time is past
that one could sympathise with the Church for its renderings
and interpretations with respect to these passages. The
Church no longer can be accidentally mistaken. Its attempts
to present the Scriptures’ own meaning in these Scriptures are
not honest, but regularly are calculated misrepresentations.

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