Re: Euaggelizomai

Carlton L. Winbery (
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 20:08:32 +0400

Erick Weiss wrote;
>Because of conflicting lexical information on EUAGGELIZOMENOS (Luke 8:1), I
>wonder if someone can tell me: Is the participle from EUAGGELIZW (and hence
>regular middle in voice) or is it from EUAGGELIZOMAI (and hence deponent)?
>BAGD and Abbott-Smith both list EUAGGELIZW as a word but have no listing for
>the word EUAGGELIZOMAI. Zerwick's Grammatical Handbook says the participle
>in Luke 8:1 comes from EUAGGELIZOMAI (so does Perschbacher's REFRESH YOUR
>GREEK, if I remember correctly). Thanks!
L&S list EUAGGELIZOMAI as deponent. But there is one active form in the NT
in the Aorist at Rom. 10:7. It is possible for a verb to be deponent in
one principle part and not in another.

Carlton L. Winbery
Prof. Religion
LA College, Pineville, La