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Matthew 17:3


Then Moses 1  and Elijah 2  also appeared before them, talking with him.


De 18:18; De 34:5,6,10; 1Ki 17:1; 1Ki 18:36-40; 2Ki 2:11-14; Mal 4:5; Mt 11:13,14; Mt 17:10-13; Mr 9:4; Lu 1:17; Lu 9:30,31; Lu 9:33; Lu 16:16; Lu 24:27,44; Joh 1:17; Joh 5:45-47; 2Co 3:7-11; Heb 3:1-6

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tn Grk “And behold, Moses.” The Greek word ἰδού (idou) has not been translated because it has no exact English equivalent here, but adds interest and emphasis (BDAG 468 s.v. 1).

sn Commentators and scholars discuss why Moses and Elijah are present. The most likely explanation is that Moses represents the prophetic office (Acts 3:18-22) and Elijah pictures the presence of the last days (Mal 4:5-6), the prophet of the eschaton (the end times).

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