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by davidmccollough
June 29th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: historical present in Luke-Acts
Replies: 19
Views: 7061

Re: historical present in Luke-Acts

[quote="Eeli Kaikkonen"]You have missed the obvious. All your examples have a (main) verb of human cognition: seeing, understanding etc. In many respects they behave in the same way that verbs of speaking etc. so that the subordinate verb is in the present tense - as if it were "direct discourse". ...
by davidmccollough
June 28th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: historical present in Luke-Acts
Replies: 19
Views: 7061

Re: historical present in Luke-Acts

In analyzing Acts 8:18, I have taken on board the critique that didotai is in a subordinate clause and thus influenced by the main verb of that clause. I have looked at similar constructions with verbs of perception in the LXX and NT. The following are my results. In a subordinate clause Greek can p...
by davidmccollough
June 27th, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: historical present in Luke-Acts
Replies: 19
Views: 7061

Re: historical present in Luke-Acts

Stephen, thank you. Yes, 10:44 does represent a variation on 8:17-18. Luke presents the Diety as being able to interrupt the ritual process, while at the same time Luke maintains continuity by requiring the mediating presence of an apostle who preaches the word. I am attempting to do a sequential re...
by davidmccollough
June 27th, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: historical present in Luke-Acts
Replies: 19
Views: 7061

Re: historical present in Luke-Acts

Thank you for your answer, Dr. Carlson. I was considering the possibility of metalepsis in the sense of a shift in narrative levels from the storyworld to the world of the narrator. For example, "Judah, having seen that the Roman military is the mightiest on earth, offered to surrender." The verb is...
by davidmccollough
June 27th, 2012, 6:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: David McCollough
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Views: 1227

David McCollough

Hi, I'm David McCollough and I'm a research student at London School of Theology working on Christian initiation in Luke-Acts. Right now I am trying to figure out if didotai in Acts 8:18 is a historical present or a case of metalepsis in the narrative. Two possible reasons why it's not an HP are fro...
by davidmccollough
June 27th, 2012, 6:03 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: historical present in Luke-Acts
Replies: 19
Views: 7061

historical present in Luke-Acts

Hi, my name is David McCollough, I'm a grad student at London School of Theology and am new to B-Greek. I am trying to determine if didotai in Acts 8:18 is a historical present or a case of metalepsis in the narrative. Several factors suggest it might not be HP according to principles in Rijksbaron,...

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