posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 10:05 AM
reply to post by cymbri
Thank you for the suggestion.
However, the Greek word in this verse is very definitely "flash of lightning"- ASTRAPE
The thought is the same, ie that everybody sees it, but the "lightning flash" image also has that sense of suddenness
, which is missing if
you go with the "sun" image.
Presumably "from east to west" simply means that it's visible from one horizon to another, and the direction isn't important.
The idea that Jesus needs to travel round the earth in order to be seen by everybody assumes physical limitations which may no longer be applicable.