From: Andrew Kulikovsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 10 1998 - 20:21:38 EST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Robie [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 1998 11:24 AM
> To: lakr
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Revcraigh@aol.com; B-Greek@virginia.edu
> Subject: Re: Re: Johannine ARCH (was Jn.1:1b word order)
> At 04:35 PM 2/10/98 -0800, lakr wrote:
> >Jonathan, I don't think I said that the action of HN did not happen
> >in the past, with reference to when John narrates. However, I don't
> >think this is what Craig means. I understood him to mean that the
> >of HN because of it's tense form extends into the infinite unbounded
> >because of the nature of the verb itself. I don't think you really
> >believe this is the case, do you ?
> No, I believe that HN refers to a past time which is identified as EN
> At this time, the Word was.
Which implies that he existed before the beginning.
If John wanted to communicate that Jesus came into being at the
beginning he would have used GINOMAI not EIMI.
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