Peter Meters Time to Paul's Eph 1:3-14
New uploads are ad hoc here in 2015, focusing on the meter proving Peter wrote in 2 Peter in late August or early September, 68 AD. The 2014 videos cover 1 Peter's meter style playing a 'song' on Ephesians 1:3-14, and how Jude knew that and made his…
New uploads are ad hoc here in 2015, focusing on the meter proving Peter wrote in 2 Peter in late August or early September, 68 AD. The 2014 videos cover 1 Peter's meter style playing a 'song' on Ephesians 1:3-14, and how Jude knew that and made his text 'fit' that 'song'. To play these videos in order: channel . Sorting: click on 'Browse This Channel', then 'Videos'. Vids are many, so icons are color-coded by subtopic. So just bypass the 'color' if a subtopic doesn't interest you.
GIST: 1Peter1:1-12's metered Greek also creates a 'calendar' that interleaves with Paul's Eph1:3-14. So this 'petermeter' vimeo channel/playlist series is both a subset of, and continues solely in vimeo, Episode 5e17 RFG and following, from the 'Peter's Metered!' Youtube series ( youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1bv_xPIih3dGqw7tJEfz7LUh_mnSDc6q ). So the vimeo 'channel' (playlist) includes selected Peter's Metered! Youtube videos up to Episode 5e16 RFG. All later episodes, will be housed only within vimeo. The Youtube playlist covers related matters (like the 'song' Peter makes from interleaving his text with Paul).
Peter's Meter focus: future Roman history. Peter, like Paul, traces that future to Odovacer. The meter sets the doctrinal tone, of each letter.
When Paul died, Peter knew he'd soon be next; so he writes to folks whom Paul served. He begins 1Peter1:1-12 in meter, to validate his own letter as Divine, and to update Paul's metered timeline in Eph1:3-14. Since Paul's letter was cyclical with a 'blank' in the space where the recipient city would be placed (as most scholars know), Paul's meter didn't begin until verse 3. But Peter states the recipients; so like Moses in Psalm 90, Peter includes his byline as part of the dateline meter. Thus we know when Peter wrote; from the end of the letter, we know he wrote from Babylon, not Rome. Peter will soon die in Babylon.
The ancients all used METER as
* a dateline (telling you when the text is originally written),
* a concordance (to cross-reference related passages),
* a hermeneutic (to interpret text written, in light of prior text), and
* a calendar (both past and future, to teach timed doctrine you'd apply).
For in the ancient world, though literacy was common, it was a pain to carry scrolls and parchments; so folks instead just memorized, using syllable counts to verify the material. Then, in their low-tech age, it was fun to play with the meter and the words, while walking to Ephesus or spinning flax, etc. This was their entertainment, as well as their learning method.
Sadly, modern 'scholarship' has been arguing whether Bible Hebrew/Greek even has meter, for over 300 years! So all this meaning is missed, and Bible interpretations -- especially re prophecy -- are fuzzy, contradictory, even puerile. For centuries. It's dishonest to be charitable, sorry.
How then to fix the problem? Well, it's best to just show the meter technique, so you can proof the above uses. For above all, the meter is a Time Accounting of Past or Future, so you know How To Live Today.
So this Petrine subset of the RFG series, focuses on Bible Writing Dates re the four books rolled out in the Year of the Four Emperors (Peter, Jude, Mark, Hebrews). Further, it shows how Peter's Meter plays on Paul's in Ephesians, re the new Church 490; for his letter is about 'living stones' and 'new priesthood'. 'To replace the 2nd Temple; which, in 68 AD, was under seige. Its 40-year 'credit' (for starting 40 years late in the Land), was almost spent.
Hence Peter's metrical theme is TEMPLE REBUILDING; here, playing off Ephesians 2 as well as Paul's meter in Eph1:3-14. So Peter prophetically syncopates his meter in antiphonal fashion, much like Psalm 90's structure -- doing that especially at syllable=year 350, when Moses cut off Psalm90 to signify Temple Rebuilding (prophesied 1st) In Danger! Very clever. No way a Greek reader could miss that, since people memorized Scripture using syllable counts.
Peter also uses a bifurcated timeline like Daniel did, in Daniel 9 (both Psalm 90 and Dan 9, are shown live in the Psalm 90 playlist, with Word docs you can dowload and test). Like Daniel, Peter does a year-by-year dual timeline that circles on key syllable=year segments in Paul (prophetically), and on the timeline forward from Peter's own writing (10 years after Paul wrote Ephesians 1:3-14).
So Peter's DATELINE use of the meter is patterned on Psalm 90's '84', which Isaiah 53 had cut into bookends of 42 each (played on in Matthew's genealogy 42s, and Luke's 77 to cover the Gentiles).
The Petrine 84, however, is also 84 'sevens' from the date God declared Christ's birthdate and the order to Rebuild The Temple to Zerubbabel, in Haggai 2; but simultaneously, Peter dates his writing to 84 years after Herod began Rebuilding the 2nd Temple (called by Jews today, '3rd Temple'), which entailed replacing the 2nd Temple with Herod's stonework (18 BC). So we definitively know when Peter wrote: late in 66 AD, aka 'our' 68 AD, which would become the 'Year of the Four Emperors'.
When Peter soon after dies, Jude will extensively play on 2 Peter 2, a few months later. His meter is trebled, as explained in the RFG series Episode 5d.
Enfin, the meter tells you how to interpret the words, so is vital to hermeneutics. It's all original research, sorry; but if you can count syllables and read Bible Greek in BibleWorks, also history books/articles by established Roman historians, you can understand what Peter means.