A short question on "Paid in Full"


A visitor wrote:
Glenn,
I've been enjoying exploring your pages here... But I was just wondering your source for the end of "was Jesus in Hell" where you talked about "It is finished" being the note that was posted on the door of a debtor's prison when his debt was paid off. Thanks for your help!
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I gave a source:

Tenney, in EBC: in.loc. John 19.30, notes:

"The verb teleo (to finish) was used in the first and second centuries in the sense of 'fulfilling' or 'paying' a debt and often appeared in receipts. Jesus' statement, 'It is finished' could be interpreted as 'Paid in full'.."
He also refers the reader to Moulten and Milligen, The Vocabulary of the Greek Testament (P. 630).

hope this helps!

warmly, remembering His hands,
glenn miller, 6/22/97


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