Here we attempt to discuss further (continuing in depth as per the content of the two links prior) —> in order to understand accurately as to ‘why’ our Blessed Saviour Chose to use the term ‘Aionion Kolasin’ instead of the existing popular Jewish terms denoting afterlife Judgments (i.e. those belonging to the sects of the Pharisees, Sadduccees & Essenes too).
For example: Professor Thomas Talbott (in his insighful work in this area) —-> notes that the Greek Word ‘Kolasin’ as explained by the great Greek Thinkers Aristotle & Plato —-> was used to mean ‘punishments which have a corrective purpose of rehabilitation upon whom it is inflicted’.
Isn’t it astounding?
And any ‘lingustics professor’ knows that the strongest way to determine a meaning of a word is by ‘its usage at that time’ —> which overrides the other two ‘way weaker’ remaining methods, namely —> ‘lexicography’ (which is ‘the activity or occupation of compiling dictionaries’) and ‘etymology’ (which is ‘the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history’).
Can you see it?
These three links are related:
1) Josephus and the Jewish Opinion at that time regarding afterlife Judgments
A Josephus Take on the Various Greek Words used to denote afterlife Punishments as initially pointed out by Dr J W Hanson himself:
2) Matthew 25:46
Dr J W Hanson’s Writing is Quoted here regarding Josephus’ Description as revealed in link prior:
3) Aionion Kolasin
Peace to you
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:33, NASB)
“Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 23:34, NASB)
“For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute, so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,” – Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 11:49 – 50, NASB)
A key difference?
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:15, NASB)
A True Sheep of Christ NEVER persecutes NOR kills anyone especially in the ‘Name of God’.
Can you really see who the ‘inwardly are ravenous wolves’ really are?
‘We have NO reason to kill anyone because God has Willed to Reconcile All things to Himself (Colossians 1:16 with Colossians 1:20); God Will Deal with them in Judgment’ – Anonymous