[b-greek] [Fwd: re: tense]

From: Kimmo Huovila (kimmo.huovila@helsinki.fi)
Date: Sat Jul 01 2000 - 06:53:43 EDT

Suedaleg@aol.com wrote:
> Kimmo:
> Thanks for the encouragement. I will seek those references. I am familliar
> with Rodney Decker's work from having seen some of his other work on the 'net.
> I will also keep in mind that consensus has not been reached. I have read
> the section from Dana & Mantey on the explantion of tense, and I am not sure
> event they had a consensus among themselves.
> I also will seriously look at the Smythe grammar at Perseus' site to see what
> they have to say on the subject. I may have to ask at the bookstore for the
> other works. perhaps some others may be accessable on the 'net. If so could
> anyone let me know?
> Thanks
> Dale Greenlee

Just in case someone got curious as to what e-mail Dale was responding
to, or if there is more interest, I forward my private response to him
also to the list.


Kimmo Huovila wrote:
> If you are planning to get deep into studying the aspectual and temporal
> use of the Greek verb, I would recommend the following studies (in no
> particular order):
> Kenneth McKay: Various articles, A New Syntax of the Verb in NT Greek.
> Stanley Porter: Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the NT with reference to
> Tense and Mood
> Buist Fanning: Verbal Aspect in NT Greek.
> Mari Broman Olsen: A Semantic and Pragmatic Model of Lexical and
> Grammatical Aspect
> Rodney Decker: Temporal Deixis of the Greek Verb in the Gospel of Mark
> with Reference to Verbal Aspect.
> Kimmo Huovila: Towards a Theory of Aspectual Nesting for NT Greek
> (http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/hum/yleis/pg/huovila)
> (Out of all these studies, the last one is the closest to my view :-)
> Scholars have not yet come to a consensus. God bless you in your
> studies.
> Kimmo
> Suedaleg@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for all the mail.
> >
> > I was thinking about this on the way home this afternoon because it relates
> > to my ongoing studies in Galatians. (I'm finally in chapter 6). I also
> > remember seeing the same ideas come up in my recent look at Colossians. My
> > next section to tackle will be Luke. My prep work has shown that he uses the
> > language differently that Paul and I hope to learn more of how this works.
> >
> > I came to realize that the subject of the usage of tense/aspect would make a
> > good subject for a lengthy paper. I am going to see if I can tackle such a
> > thing this summer. I think that by doing such a thing I can learn more
> > accuratly how the Greeks used their verbs to convey their thoughts.
> >
> > I will appreciate all thoughts on this subject as I do my research, and I
> > hope to have something worthwhile when finished. I promise to keep this list
> > posted as to my progress ( and probably ask for help and advice along the
> > way).
> >
> > Thanks for all your help.
> > Dale Greenlee
> >

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