"He may exalt you at the expected time" (1 Pet. 5:6). The Conception of Time in the First Letter of Peter


Abstract

In the First Letter of St. Peter we find a clear temporal direction toward a final reward, which will be a divine exaltation and appreciation. Its time is always specified as καιρός, as a concrete moment, a point in time. Otherwise χρόνος, as durative time, always specifies the time of earthly existence, especially from the beginning of Christian life. It is directed toward the final and definitive καιρός. This temporal direction is especially visible in many terms with the preposition εἰς, as hope, heritage in heaven, salvation, exaltation, appreciation, light, and the glory of God. These are especially frequent in the initial part of the Petrine Letter.


Keywords

time; καιρός; χρόνος

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Hałas, S. (2020). "He may exalt you at the expected time" (1 Pet. 5:6). The Conception of Time in the First Letter of Peter. Verbum Vitae, 38(1), 219–228. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.1952

Stanisław Hałas  stanha@poczta.onet.pl
The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6660-9757

Ks. Stanisław Hałas, sercanin, profesor zwyczajny nauk teologicznych, dyrektor Instytutu Nauk Biblijnych na Wydziale Teologicznym Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie, autor komentarza do Pierwszego Listu św. Piotra opublikowanego w ramach serii Nowy Komentarz Biblijny (Częstochowa: Edycja Świętego Pawła 2007); specjalizuje się w tematyce miłosierdzia w tradycjach biblijnych i temu tematowi poświęcił książkę Biblijne słownictwo miłości i miłosierdzia na zderzeniu kultur. Określenia hebrajskie i ich greckie odpowiedniki (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie 2011).






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