From: Kevin W. Woodruff (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 10:28:12 EST
I think that the present is a continuous action (progressive) but that the
aorist is constantive dealing with the action seen as whole without
reference to internal workings of the action
At 02:28 PM 1/11/2000 -0000, you wrote:
>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?
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