Aorist subjunctive (?) of tithemi

From: Jim Stamper (
Date: Thu May 01 1997 - 12:20:13 EDT

Ev. John 15:13 is usually translated something like (NRSV): "No one has
greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." If I
have the grammer right, the Greek is aorist subjunctive of tithemi, "put down."

I wonder if anybody on the list has any thoughts about translation that
might better convey the continuing nature of the verb's action and how, if
it even matters, the subjunctive might better be conveyed in English?

James H. Stamper
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Woodstock, VA 22664

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