kappa aorists

From: Jim West (jwest@highland.net)
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 13:09:04 EDT

In reference to my earlier statement about kappa aorists, let me give a
quote from Moulton's grammar (vol 3) and then point the interested reader to
the many illustrations he gives.

"Undoubtedly there are exx. in NT where, either alone or in conjunction with
another verb in the aorist, a verb in the perfect functions in a clearly
aoristic sense in the narrative; and often the perfect stem assumes aoristic
endings in the papyri and NT- a disguise which helped it to survive a little
(now follows about 2 pages of examples in small print) cf. vol 3 of
Moulton's Grammar of the Greek New Testament, p. 69ff.

This seems sufficient "ground to stand on..."


Jim West

Adjunct Professor of Bible,
Quartz Hill School of Theology


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