[b-greek] Re: Re Pluperfect or past perfect tenses

From: Clwinbery@aol.com
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 20:58:28 EDT

In a message dated 8/20/01 7:10:50 PM, hjbluebird@aol.com writes:

>Dear B-Greekers,
>Does any one know if pluperfect tense actions occur and complete before
>simple past tense actions in NT Greek like aorist and imperfect in the
>Harry Jones

It would be better if you related this question to a specific text since the
context is always important. Generally speaking though the pluperfect
indicates that a result is in existence at a point in past time, thus the
completed action which issues in the result had to occur before that. Often
though the pluperfect sounds in translation like a simple past, Luke 4:41
HiDEISAM TON CRISTON AUTON EINAI. "They knew he was the Christ."

Carlton Winbery
LA College

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