Re: 1 John 1,1

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Fri Apr 03 1998 - 06:48:37 EST

At 06:48 PM 4/2/98 +0000, clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
>In John (gospel) and 1 John ORAW appears in the perfect form twice as
often as
>all the other forms (66%). In 1 John alone ORAW appears five times in the
>perfect form and only once in any other form (83%).

This is because John and 1 John are both largely about knowing Jesus, whom
we have seen. The coming of Jesus has changed us, made us into those who
have seen and know him.

>So the numbers run 7%, 33%, 66%, and 83%. So ORAW in 1John is 12 times as
>likely to appear in the perfect tense than verbs in general in the GNT. Cap
>this all off with the Apocalypse where ORAW appears seven times and not once
>in the perfect.

Revelation is all about what the writer saw, the visions which were
presented. That explains the difference in tense.
Texcel Research

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