Re: Inceptive aorist: questionable textbook example?
Alan Repurk (email@example.com)
Mon, 30 Dec 1996 16:50:47 -0800
Jonathan Robie wrote:
> I have a textbook which uses the following sentence in an exercise:
> hO IHSOUS hO DIDASKALOS hUPHGAGE EIS THN IOUDAIAN EREMON; TOTE EDIDAXE MET
> ANQRWPWN AUTOU.
> The answer key interprets the aorist EDIDAXE as an inceptive aorist: "he
> began to teach". I don't understand why the aorist here should be
> interpreted as inceptive. Is there a reason to do so?
I will stick my neck out here and guess that the TOTE 'then' fixes a
point in time from which the teaching begins. I have found a number of
real life examples like Mt 13:54.