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Acts 17:31-32

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17:31 because he has set 1  a day on which he is going to judge the world 2  in righteousness, by a man whom he designated, 3  having provided proof to everyone by raising 4  him from the dead.”

17:32 Now when they heard about 5  the resurrection from the dead, some began to scoff, 6  but others said, “We will hear you again about this.”

1 tn Or “fixed.”

2 sn The world refers to the whole inhabited earth.

3 tn Or “appointed.” BDAG 723 s.v. ὁρίζω 2.b has “of persons appoint, designate, declare: God judges the world ἐν ἀνδρὶ ᾧ ὥρισεν through a man whom he has appointed Ac 17:31.”

sn A man whom he designated. Jesus is put in the position of eschatological judge. As judge of the living and the dead, he possesses divine authority (Acts 10:42).

4 tn The participle ἀναστήσας (anasthsa") indicates means here.

5 tn The participle ἀκούσαντες (akousante") has been taken temporally.

6 tn L&N 33.408 has “some scoffed (at him) Ac 17:32” for ἐχλεύαζον (ecleuazon) here; the imperfect verb has been translated as an ingressive imperfect (“began to scoff”).



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