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Old 11-27-2012, 16:02   #49
John, Viera, Fl
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"Generation" is a translation from Greek. It has many meanings, one of which is generation, as we think of it.
You keep saying that. Your claim doesn’t mean that Jesus meant anything other than “generation” as we commonly use the word.

The oldest text is Aramaic and clearly says tribe, one of the other meanings of the Greek genea.
While some early written records of the words of Jesus may have been in Aramaic, all the evidence I’ve seen indicates that the Gospels were written in Greek. Archeological records demonstrate that Greek remained the common language of the writings of church leaders for hundreds of years.

As you say, "Generation" is a translation from Greek. Possibly you can provide some evidence that early copies of the verses we’re discussing can be translated as something other than “generation” as we normally use it.
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