Re: Future conditions (+ general harangue)

Date: Thu Oct 24 1996 - 21:49:16 EDT

I think Carl is right about the misusage of categories, and I also agree\
wholeheartedly with him and Edgar about the value, and in fact need, to look
at Greek (I should say *read* it) outside the NT and see the NT itself in its
proper grammatico-historical context. I would only add, primarily in light of
an off-list note I sent to Jonathan, that I think "less vivid" and "more
vivid" are more accurate ways to describe the future conditions addressed than
"more" and "less" probable (because I don't see the "more" probable as being
probable in the true sense). But I can sympathize with a preference for the
latter terms, since "more or less vivid" are truly bewildering terms that
take a lot of explaining.

Don Wilkins
UC Riverside

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