Verbal Aspect

Somi Chuhon (
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 22:05:16 -0700

Just wondering if anyone has made a good read through Stan Porter's _Idioms
of the Greek New Testament_. I am still adjusting to this notion of "verbal
aspect" and am still trying to come to some conclusions as to how well this
"interpretive-grid" fits the text.

What are your thoughts on the aorist tense as the "default" tense? I agree
that perhaps the aorist HAS been "abused" in the past as the article, "The
Abused Aorist" has argued...but does making it the default tense fix the

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any other powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to seperate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38,39