Re: Aorist Imperative form of Mark 1:3

Carl W. Conrad (
Wed, 04 Sep 1996 11:38:22 -0500 (EST)

At 11:38 AM -0500 9/4/96, Edward Hobbs wrote:
> Your comments on the imnperatives in Mark are exactly on target,
>and of course pleased me very much. But you have added one tiny bit more
>to the evidence that Mark is not really "bad Greek". His Greek is simple,
>and his vocabulary is minimal (not as minimal as John, nor as simple!), but
>he is capable of expressing just what needs to be expressed, when it
>matters--offering us even "eloquent tense differences"!

Thank you. Well, yes, there are some very nice things in Mark, to be sure, although I don't usually think in terms of his Greek constructions! Do you think he wrote this one himself? Or might it be part of the Greek tradition of dominical sayings already?

Cheers, c