Re: John 2.4,Acts 19.2

From: David Moore (
Date: Thu Mar 14 1996 - 11:50:44 EST

Don Wilkins ( wrote:

>As to Acts 19:2 and the use of the aorist participle, I was able to do a
>fairly extensive computer study (limited to the Bible, however) and came to
>the conclusion that the aorist participle can precede or overlap the main
>action, but not extend beyond it. I tell my students that the aor. part.
>may be simultaneous, but that it is logically prior to the governing action;
>e.g. "take and eat" may be virtually simultaneous actions, but you have to
>take and eat--eat and take is not possible. In my research I was trying to
>deal with the mistaken notion that the aor. part. can be subsequent action
>if it is subsequent in word order to the governing verb. Word order affects
>emphasis and deemphasis, not the order of actions.

        If there are notes or some report in written form on this study,
I, for one, and perhaps others on the list, would be interested in having
access to a copy.

David L. Moore Southeastern Spanish District
Miami, Florida of the Assemblies of God Department of Education

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