From: c stirling bartholomew (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 02:09:41 EDT
*the infernal spell checker doesn't seem to be able to read and understand
what I am trying to say, here is a better version, not perfect just
on 10/18/01 3:57 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I've had a lingering question about 3rd person imperatives,
> which was further kindled by Revelation 22:11. Here's the text:
> hO ADIKWN ADIKHSATW ETI KAI hO hRUPAROS
> hRUPANQHTW ETI, KAI hO DIKAIOS DIKAIOSUNHN
> POIHSATW ETI KAI hO hAGIOS hAGIASQHTW ETI.
> What are we to make of the imperatives in this verse?
In this passage the imperatives are stating what is going to take place.
They are not functioning as a command at all. The FORM is a command but the
sense is a pronouncement of what will indeed happen without fail.
To understand this you should not go digging around in grammars which are a
bad place for solving theological problems. You should start by finding a
good commentary or two on Isaiah* and take a look at Isaiah 6:9-10 which is
the classic statement on this topic. Note the other echoes of Isaiah 6:9-10
in the Apocalypse. I will not tell you where they are, you can find them.
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
* commentaries on Isaiah, E.J. Young, John Calvin, Watts (WBC)
B-Greek home page: http://metalab.unc.edu/bgreek
You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [email@example.com]
To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-327Q@franklin.oit.unc.edu
To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:37:09 EDT