Re: hHKW/hHKASIN in Mk 8:3--pf or pres?

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 09:34:55 EDT

At 8:20 AM -0500 10/15/97, Jim West wrote:
>At 08:46 AM 10/15/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>This is prob. a traditional crux, but should hHKASIN in Mk 8:3 be parsed as
>>a perfect form or a present form? I find it listed as a pf in BDF s.101 and
>>(I assume*) BAGD, 344. But Gramcord/Accordance parses it as a present, as
>>does Mounce (both in his Analytical and in his Morphology) and
>>Brooks/Winbery (Morphology, 136 n. 1--which also lists *BAGD as supporting
>unlike all those you site, I take it as a "kappa" aorist.

Are you serious? Of what verb? hIHMI? (doesn't have an uncompounded aorist,
normally, and wouldn't a 3rd plural "kappa" aorist be hHKAN rather than
hHKASI?) The meaning of the verb in Mk 8:3 has to be that of hHKW, however
one chooses to define its morphology.

Carl W. Conrad
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