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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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1 Thessalonians 2:17

Being bereaved of you (aporpanistentev ap' umwn).
First aorist passive participle of the rare compound verb (aporpanizw, in Aeschylus, but nowhere else in N.T.). Literally,

being orphaned from you (ap' umwn, ablative case).
Paul changes the figure again (tropov or mother nurse in verse 7, nhpiov or babe in verse 7, pathr or father in verse 11) to

orphan (orpanov).
He refers to the period of separation from them,

for a short season (prov kairon wrav)
for a season of an hour. This idiom only here in N.T., but prov kairon in Luke 8:13 and prov wran in 2 Corinthians 7:8. But it has seemed long to Paul. Precisely how long he had been gone we do not know, some months at any rate.

In presence, not in heart (proswpwi ou kardiai).
Locative case. Proswpon, old word (pros, opv, in front of the eye, face) for face, look, person. Literally,

in face or person}. His heart was with them, though they no longer saw his face. Heart, originally kardia, is the inner man, the seat of the affections and purposes, not always in contrast with intellect (nouv). "Out of sight, not out of mind" (Rutherford). {Endeavoured the more exceedingly (perissoterwv espoudasamen).
Ingressive aorist active indicative of spoudazw, old word to hasten (from spoudh, speudw).

We became zealous}. Comparative adverb perissoterwv from perisson, more abundantly than before being orphaned from you. {Your face (to proswpon umwn).
Cf. his

face} above. {With great desire (en pollhi epitumiai).

In much longing (epitumia from epi and tumov, epitumew, to run after, to yearn after, whether good or bad).


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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)

Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:17". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.


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