John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:35 - 15:35

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:35 - 15:35


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1Co 15:35. Τὶς) some one, who dares deny the fact itself, because he is ignorant of the manner, in which it is accomplished, inasmuch as death has been so great a destruction, and it is asserted that the resurrection will be so glorious.-δὲ, but then) An Epitasis [Emphatic addition.]-ἔρχονται, do they come?) The living are said to remain, 1Co 15:6. The dead to have gone away, ἀπελθόντες; Chrys. de Sacerd., p. 494: and to return, Psa 90:3; Ecc 12:7. But when they revive, they come; and they are said rather to come, than to return, on account of their complete newness [of their resurrection state and body]: see the verses following; comp. Act 1:11, note. Paul, writing to the Corinthians who had doubts as to the question, whether [there is a future resurrection at all], so treats of the question how [it is to be], as to express the identity of the falling [dying] and the rising body somewhat more faintly, as it were, and more sparingly than he is wont to do on other occasions.