elambanon at Acts 8:17

Thu, 29 Aug 96 11:31 GMT-0400

Please reply on this one direct to nburke@caribnet.net, who has asked me the
question. I've told him to sign up to this list, and how to do it.

Why at Acts 8:17 is elambanon imperfect? Is it because the Spirit never went
away? Or is it because there was more than one Samaritan, and so imparting it
was a process which took place over a period? Or are we reading too much into
the tense?

Alistair Stewart-Sykes

Codrington College, Barbados