From: Rod Decker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 11:22:31 EDT
>From: Jim West <email@example.com>
>Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 11:07:29 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: kappa aorists
>No, I wasn't kidding. You are right to site the rules for verbal forms; and
>I would simply add that the one over-riding rule in Koine greek is that
>writers often break the rules!
>The authors of NT texts were no more bound (and most less!!) to strict
>grammatical constructions than are modern authors or poets.
Well, if you are indeed serious, you will need to defend/support such a
claim. You can't just say that "writers often break the rules." Can you
offer any morphological principle or contextual arguments? Are there any
other forms that have been created by analogy? What do you say to Carl's
specific arguments to the contrary?
I'm not posting this to b-greek, but just to you (and Carl), hoping that
you will take the opportunity to post something that is "discussable" on
the list. And BTW, it would perhaps be better if you *cited* your material
rather than situated it on on a plot of ground ;)
Rodney J. Decker Baptist Bible Seminary
Asst. Prof./NT P O Box 800
firstname.lastname@example.org Clarks Summit PA 18411
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