Re: conditionals

Try the following by James L. Boyer, all in the _Grace Theological 
Journal_ and all utilizing computer generated lists of the relevant 
constructions from the GNT.

"First Class Conditions: What do they Mean?", 2 (1981):75-114
"Second Class Conditions in New Testament Greek", 3 (1982):81-88
"Third (and Fourth) Class Conditions", 3 (1992): 163-75
"Other Conditional Elements in New Testament Greek" 4 (1983):173-88

If you have not already read them, I hope this helps some.

Glenn Wooden
Acadia Divinity College
Wolfville, N.S.

> Porter 1989 claims that the NT has no examples of Ia conditionals in
> the imperfect, which he calls 'assertions for the sake of argument.'
> He has a tenseless analysis of Greek, which I am arguing against, in
> part, in my thesis.  I was therefore wondering if past-referring
> conditionals were less frequent in general.  Does anyone know the
> proportion of the temporal reference in conditional sentences of the
> New Testament or another contemporaneous (Greek!) text:  are
> past-referring conditionals (of any class) disfavored?  Alternatively,
> does anyone know where I might find such information?
> Mari Broman Olsen
> Northwestern University
> Department of Linguistics
> 2016 Sheridan Road
> Evanston, IL 60208
> molsen@astrid.ling.nwu.edu
> molsen@babel.ling.nwu.edu