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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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1 Corinthians 11:20

To eat the Lord's Supper (Kuriakon deipnon pagein).
Kuriakov, adjective from Kuriov, belonging to or pertaining to the Lord, is not just a biblical or ecclesiastical word, for it is found in the inscriptions and papyri in the sense of imperial (Deissmann, Light from the Ancient East, p. 358), as imperial finance, imperial treasury. It is possible that here the term applies both to the Agaph or Love-feast (a sort of church supper or club supper held in connection with, before or after, the Lord's Supper) and the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. Deipnon, so common in the Gospels, only here in Paul. The selfish conduct of the Corinthians made it impossible to eat a Lord's Supper at all.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:20". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=1co&chapter=011&verse=020>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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