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Headword: Ἡμέραν πονηρὰν
Adler number: eta,298
Translated headword: evil day
Vetting Status: high
Scripture calls the day of retribution [an evil day], just as [it calls] the servants of retribution evil angels; and in reference to God, bitter retributions are called rage and anger and affliction. For it does not say that [evil] is [their] nature or will.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἡμέραν πονηρὰν ἡ Γραφὴ τὴν τῆς τιμωρίας καλεῖ, ὥσπερ καὶ ἀγγέλους πονηροὺς τοὺς τῆς τιμωρίας ὑπουργούς: ὀργὴν δὲ καὶ θυμὸν καὶ θλῖψιν ἐπὶ θεοῦ τὰς πικρὰς τιμωρίας καλεῖ. οὐ γὰρ φύσιν οὐδὲ προαίρεσίν φησιν.
From alpha 196; cf. eta 299.
[1] An approximation of Theodoret (PG 80.1496b) on Psalm 79.49 LXX; cf. theta 391.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 March 2005@22:16:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 March 2005@03:07:57.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 21 March 2011@10:28:29.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 21 March 2011@20:09:24.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2012@08:10:04.
David Whitehead (coding) on 23 April 2016@06:12:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 4 July 2016@00:52:11.


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