[b-greek] Re: EGEIRW in perfect in 1Cor 15 (correction)

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 23 2000 - 12:42:03 EST

At 11:20 AM -0600 11/23/00, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>I personally don't think there's a single one of the MP forms of EGEIRW in
>1 Cor 15 that is really passive in meaning; and of course, the position I
>have adopted (and that I know is not commonly accepted) is that all these
>forms really are essentially middle-reflexive and that the middle-reflexive
>gets to be used in a passive sense where there is some clear designation of
>an agent. When there is no clear designation of an agent, I don't think the
>focus of the verb form is on the experience of the subject--not as a person
>or thing undergoing some action brought from without, but as a person or
>thing involved in, engaged in an action.

Carl W. Conrad
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