Re: English perfect, Greek perfect

Date: Fri Jun 05 1998 - 01:22:42 EDT

Jonathan ~

What I am seeing here is two parallel verb indicative systems in the
Greek ~ Each having a past, present and future.

             ---*---> ------->*
PAST Imperfect Pluperfect
PRESENT Present Perfect
FUTURE Future Future Perfect

The perfect is not a past tense at all, but a present STATIVE verb
tense on this view.

The aorist would then be *-----> in this approach.

This is NOT the way I was taught!!

What think ye??

George Blaisdell

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