[b-greek] Re: Matthew 28:19,20

From: c stirling bartholomew (cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 03:53:57 EST

Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> I want to add one little suggestion; in my opinion a sequential reading of
> the aorist + present tense forms would more likely be signalled by an
> aorist participle and present infinitives: MAQHTEUSANTES BAPTIZETE ... KAI
> DIDASKETE--but that notion of "making disciples" as a prior condition to
> baptizing and teaching is not what I think the text indicates. I would
> understand the sequence we're actually offered as (1) go forth
> and (2) turn
> all nations into disciples (aor: get it done, however long it takes), (3)
> baptizing and teaching (in the process of turning them into disciples).
> --
> Carl W. Conrad


I agree with your analysis. It is essentially a description of the way I
read this text. The main problem I had with much of the previous discussion
was the attempt to use syntactical arguments to establish a linear
sequential order among the constituents MAQHTEUSANTES BAPTIZETE ... KAI

Thanks for your reply. It clarified things for me.



Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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