[b-greek] Re: Great Commission question

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 19:36:00 EST

At 6:54 PM -0500 2/26/01, Jeff & Brandie Green wrote:
> I usually see this as "Therefore, go and make disciples of all
>nations..." My
>question's about how to understand POREUQENTES; specifically, is it
>accurate to render
>this (adverbial) participle as an imperative? What are other valid
>options? Is there
>a consensus on which option is most likely meant?
> Are adverbial participles that modify imperatives generally to be
>understood as
>imperatives as well?
> Thanks!
>Jeff Green

I wouldn't lay down a hard-and-fast rule here, but the only alternative I
can see here is "After you have gone disciple all the nations ..." The
usage of the aorist adverbial participle is just as common with an
indicative to indicate the action that precedes that of the main verb; so
the force is:" First go forth (to where the nations are) and then make them
disciples ..."

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