RE: 'default' aorist
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 15:01:19 -0800 (PST)
Forgive me if I am offering unsolicited advice, Albert. The perfect tense
represents the results of the action, rather than the action itself. It does
not mean that the action can never recur; in reality, all actions have results
and the choice between aorist and perfect is just a matter of looking at the
event vs. the results. In the case of Pilate's inscription, the permanancy
and immutability of the event comes from the context, not the grammar.