How Long Can a Generation Last?
The Greek word for generation is genea, used by Matthew, Mark and Luke in their accounts of Jesus words. It can have different applications according to the context. However, THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY defines it as: "Those born at the same time...Associated with this is the meaning; the body of ones contemporaries, an age." A GREEK LEXICON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT states: "The sum total of those born at the same time, expanded to include all those living at a given time generation, contemporaries." These definitions allow for all those who were born around the time of a historic event and all those who were alive at that time.
J.A. Bengel states in his NEW TESTAMENT WORD STUDIES: "THE Hebrews....reckon seventy-five years as one generation, and the words, shall not pass away, intimate that the greater part of that generation (of Jesus day)indeed, but not the whole of it , should have passed away before all should be fulfilled."
AWAKE - April 8, 1988 pg 13+14
Hey Brother Governing Body Helper, I have a question for you. Don't you ever read what has been written in the past as TRUTH or do you just have a selective memory?