John 1:5 - aspect

From: Pete Phillips (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 09:28:37 EST

<x-charset iso-8859-1>What is the aspectual significance of FAINEI being present
tense and KATELABEN being aorist? Does this suggest

1. that the light keeps shining?

2. that the darkness had an attempt at
extinguishing/understanding the light but that this
opportunity had now passed and will not return? Is it
referring to a one-off opportunity. i.e. is John referring
to the crucifixion here or am I just doing what I am trying
not to do and being theological?

Pete Phillips

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