verbal aspect

David J. Rising (
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 08:26:12 -0400 (EDT)

Simo Chuhon writes:
>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


For starters, check out the b-greek archives on this topic at:

Begin browsing on 16 October 1995, and I think you'll find some good
interaction on this book.