Re: PARAGETAI in 1 John 2:8, 17

From: S. M. Baugh (
Date: Wed Mar 05 1997 - 15:49:38 EST

Question: Why is PARAGETAI ("is passing away") in 1 John 2:8 and 17
evaluated as passive by BAGD and LSJ? Its meaning seems so middle to me
unless there is some causation: "is led off," "is forced to disappear."
Curiously, the active form has both an active and intransitive meaning
(e.g., 1 Cor. 7:31). Is this just another sign of AGW's flexibility? Any
ideas, Kratistoi Grammateis?

S. M. Baugh
Westminster Theological Seminary
in California

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