From: Mark Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 10:14:44 EDT
I was looking at this question when I ran across something in
>I was reading Rev. 21:5 and wondering whether to translate it as: "Behold,
>I am making all things new" or "Behold, I make all things new."
The first part of this verse begins:
KAI EIPEN hO KAQHMENOS EPI TWi QRONWi
Let me quote you from a previous posting:
"generally speaking the MAI/SAI/TAI-MHN/SO/TO forms as well as the -QH-
forms are essentially either intransitive or reflexive in sense"
Is this participle a MAI ending?
This would appear to once again support your contention, I think.
How would you translate the Middle/Passive hO KAQHMENOS?
As a rookie, I would simply translate the Middle:
"The one seating himself"
And if Passive, it seems to make no sense:
The one having been placed on the seat ?????
The reason I ask is because I really do not feel like I have a good grasp of
Would you mind giving a brief definition of Active, Middle, and Passive in
such a way as to distinquish them. As well, a brief definition of this rule
for MAI, by defining "intransitive" as compared to "reflexive."
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