Is there a difference in meaning between κάθου and κάθισον? Is there any particular reason to use one of these forms rather than the other in a classroom setting? At first blush, I see these tradeoffs:
- κάθου and κάθισον seem to have the same meaning
- It would be really convenient to use two forms that belong to the same word in class, especially when we cover morphology, which makes κάθισον / καθίσατε attractive.
- It would be really convenient to use forms people will see when reading the GNT, which makes κάθου attractive.
New Testament examples here:
καθίζω imperative aorist wrote: Matthew 26:36 Καθίσατε αὐτοῦ ἕως οὗ ἀπελθὼν ἐκεῖ προσεύξωμαι.
Mark 14:32 Καθίσατε ὧδε
Luke 24:49 ὑμεῖς καθίσατε ἐν τῇ πόλει ἕως οὗ ἐνδύσησθε ἐξ ὕψους
Septuagint examples attached.κάθημαι imperative present wrote: Matthew 22:44 Κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου
Mark 12:36 Κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου
Luke 20:42 Κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου
Acts 02:34 Κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου
Hebrews 01:13 Κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου
James 02:03 Σὺ κάθου ὧδε καλῶς
James 02:03 κάθου ἐκεῖ ὑπὸ τὸ ὑποπόδιόν μου