exegetical significance

From: Andrew Kulikovsky (anku@celsiustech.com.au)
Date: Tue Aug 12 1997 - 00:51:18 EDT


I have a challenge to all the great Greek exegetes on this list. I would
like to compile a list of Greek elements that have real exegetical
significance, so that those of us who are relatively new to Greek
exegesis have a good idea of what parts of the text are signicant and
what may simply be attributed to idiom, style or basic syntax.

I often hear the significance of aorists and absence or presence of
articles being preached but these are usually preached in ignorance by
those who don't know the language. This is what I want to avoid.

To start the list off here are few that I believe are signicant:
- the use of the perfect or pluperfect tenses
- the use of a double negative for emphasis (OU MH)
- starting a rhetorical question with MH implying a negative response
- starting a rhetorical question with OU implying a positive response
- changing tenses in close proximity

I'm sure there are many many others....do tell...

Andrew S. Kulikovsky B.App.Sc(Hons) MACS
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