because the end is not known

From Origen’s Commentary on Romans volume 2:

In the Scriptures “eternity” is sometimes recorded because the end is not known, but sometimes because the time period designated does not have an end in the present age, though it does end in the future.

The Greek word for “eternity” here (used by Septuagint in Exodus 21:6 and Eccl. 1:4) is αἰῶνα.

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