John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:6 - 15:6

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:6 - 15:6


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1Co 15:6. Ἔπειτα, after that) advancing to a greater number.-ἐπάνω πεντακοσίοις, more than five hundred) A remarkable appearance. Paul puts himself behind all these.-οἱ πλείους, the greater part) About 300 at least; οἱ πλείους, the majority were providentially preserved in life so long for the very purpose of bearing testimony [as they had obtained an authority akin to that of the apostles.-V. g.]; comp. Jos 24:31.-μένουσιν, remain) in life. The opportunity of thoroughly sifting these witnesses remained unimpaired [undiminished.] Andronicus and Junius may be presumed to have been of that number, Rom 16:7.-καὶ, also) It was not of less importance to bring forward these as witnesses. They had died in this belief.-ἐκοιμήθησαν, have fallen asleep) as those, who are to rise again.