Question of the Day for Tuesday, June 18, 2013
“Fullness of Time”?
Q. What is meant by the biblical phrase “the fullness of time”?
J.K., via e-mail
A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D:
The literal translation of Galatians 4:4, where this phrase is found, is this: “But when came the fullness [pleroma] of the time.” The Revised Standard Version says: “But when the time had fully come.”
The Greek word pleroma means “fullness, plenitude, that which fills up,” and in the passive sense, “that which has been completed.”
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