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Descriptions of the Second Advent

Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, The Pastoral Epistles, J. H. Bernard, 1906, p. 100

The expressions used by St. Paul as descriptive of the Second Advent are worth collecting:

1. he hemera tou Kuriou at 1 Thess. 5:2; 1 Cor. 1:8, 5:5; cp. Phil. 1:10; 2 Tim. 1:12.

2. he apokalypsis tou kuriou at 2 Thess. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:7.

3. he parousia at 1 Thess. 2:19, 3:13, 4:15, 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1, 9.

4. he epiphaneia tes parousias autou at 2 Thess. 2:8.

5. he epiphaneia autou at 1 Tim 6:14; 2 Tim 4:1, 8 (it is applied to the Lord's First Coming in 2 Tim. 1:10).

6. he epiphaneia tes doxes tou megalou Theou kai soteros hemon Christou Iesou (Tit. 2:13).