Re: Periphrastic construction "EIMI + Participle" in Acts

From: Mike Sangrey (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 09:53:19 EDT

Randall Buth <> said:
> Post-Alexander, when Heb and Aram came in heavy contact with Greek,
> bi- and tri-lingual speakers became much more sensitized to ASPECT
> through using Greek and started to greatly increase periphrastic
> 'be'-plus-participle constructions in both Hebrew and Aramaic.

Would this imply koine periphrastic constructions bring 'tense' to the fore?
Mike Sangrey
Landisburg, Pa.
       There is no 'do' in faith, everywhere present within it is 'done'.

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