Re: The use of participles

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Thu Oct 29 1998 - 03:01:23 EST

At 07:10 PM 10/28/98 -0500, you wrote:
>In Luke 10:25 a question is asked by the lawyer in aorist participle when
>asking what to do. Jesus then responds with present participle. Being
>aware that an aorist participle may or may not mean one event, is it
>possible that the lawyer is asking what "one" event can get one eternal
>life, with Jesus responding that it is not "one" act but a "life style"?
>Does Luke contrasts these two participles in this passage to stress
>continual action against one, or is it just a style for Luke?

Yes. You have it exactly.



Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

de mortuis nihil nisi baloni!

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