Mt 28:19a, attendant circumstantial partic.

From: Paul S. Dixon (
Date: Tue Oct 28 1997 - 23:27:56 EST

Here is the follow-up attendant circumstantial participle discussion
started earlier. In Wallace's grammar, "Beyond the Basics," he says:

        "2. Attendant Circumstance: translate as finite verb + and (it
        an action that, in some sense, is coordinate with the finite
        "piggy-backs" on mood of main verb); five structural clues
                - tense of participle: aorist
                - tense of main verb: aorist
                - mood of main verb: imperative or indicative
                - participle precedes the main verb (both in word
                order and time of event)
                - frequent in narrative, infrequent elsewhere" (p. 759)

POREUQENTES in Mt 28:19a looks like a candidate.

Paul Dixon


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