From: Sylvia Schmitz (Sylvia.Schmitz@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 01:52:50 EST
clayton stirling bartholomew schrieb:
> on 10/30/00 12:49 PM, Sylvia Schmitz wrote:
> > Dear B-Greekers,
> > in my studies of "New Testament Greek for Beginners" by Prof. J. Gresham
> > Machen I came across the term "Deliberative Questions", but I didnot get any
> > clue what this term means.
> Machen defines the term on page 172, #394.
> "The subjunctive is used in deliberative questions. A deliberative question
> is a question that expects an answer in the imperative mood. "
> I wasn't thrilled with Machen's examples so I went looking elsewhere. E.V.N.
> Goetchius (Language of the NT, Page 269 #345) has the following to say:
> "The Deliberative Subjunctive. The subjunctive (usually the aorist) or the
> future indicative may be used in deliberative questions, i.e., questions of
> possibility, desirability, or necessity, rather than questions of fact."
> Goetchius gives the following examples from the GNT:
> LK 3:10 TI OUN POIHSWMEN;
> LK 11:5 TIS EX hUMWN hEXEI FILON . . .KAI EPIHi AUTOi . . .
> LK 22:9 POU QELEIS hETOIMASWMEN;
> MT 23:39 OU MH ME IDHTE AP' ARTI.
> As you can see, Goetchius' explanation of the issue is somewhat broader
> than Machen's. Goetchius explanation does not fit the "must be answered by
> the imperative mood" requirement of Machen's.
> Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
> Three Tree Point
> P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
thank you for this information. I was somehow wondering whether there was a
better explanation, but I couldnot find any information. That helps me a lot,
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