Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek • ἐκ μέσου γένηται

This expression is from 2 Thes. 2:7. It means to be "taken out of the way," to be "cast out," to be "removed," to be "exiled," as it were. Thus we see in Revelation 12:10 that the Great Dragon (Satan) is cast out or removed from Heaven:
καὶ ἤκουσα φωνὴν μεγάλην ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ λέγουσαν Ἄρτι ἐγένετο ἡ σωτηρία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν καὶ ἡ ἐξουσία τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἐβλήθη ὁ κατήγωρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, ὁ κατηγορῶν αὐτοὺς ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός.
So 2 Thes. 2:7 is telling us that τὸ μυστήριον τῆς ἀνομίας (the mystery of lawlessness) will continue to restrain the return of Jesus Christ , until such time that Satan is cast out of Heaven and thrown down to the earth. It is around this time that Satan will empower "the man of sin," thereby "revealing" him to the whole world. Satan will have only a short time remaining once he is cast down to earth to accomplish his purpose, and he would be full of wrath, knowing that Christ's coming is imminent & his rule on earth is about to end. Thus Rev. 12:12 says:
διὰ τοῦτο εὐφραίνεσθε, οὐρανοὶ καὶ οἱ ἐν αὐτοῖς σκηνοῦντες· οὐαὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν, ὅτι κατέβη ὁ διάβολος πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔχων θυμὸν μέγαν, εἰδὼς ὅτι ὀλίγον καιρὸν ἔχει.
And we notice in the very next chapter of Revelation (chapter 13), in the very first verse, the man of sin is revealed.

Statistics: Posted by Isaac Newton — Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:57 am

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