From: John Oaklands (lnjvo@cc.newcastle.edu.au)
Date: Mon Sep 16 1996 - 09:07:23 EDT

Thanks for "butting in" Carl. Actually during the night I was awake and saw
clearly why the phrase in question had to be a genitive absolute. I guess
the thought was that SUNHGMENWN was genitive by attraction, but I realised
that this didn't really work either. I appreciate your additional thoughts
and the other NT passages with reference to evidence the genitive absolute here.

Thank you too Carlton for the material you offered on both the genitive
absolute and the perfective force here--I'm sorry but I have to agree with

I read with interest your message, Carl, and findings on hINA + the aor
subj. This is essentially where I'm at, namely, that it is difficult "to
distinguish clearly between a 'purpose' and a 'result' clause. Yes, I did
read your earlier postings with respect to the subjunctive and the
infinitive, something I'm doing some research on in French at present. It
raises another question. Do you know of anything on mood sequencing between
the main and subordinate clauses in Greek? Thatis, does the mood of the
main-clause verb in any way influence the mood of the subordinate-clause
verb or vice versa does the sub verb mood influence the main verb? Any
thoughts on that. In French this seems to happen but what about in Greek?


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