From: richard smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 17 2002 - 21:47:55 EST
KAI TAUTA GRAFOMEN hHMEIS, hINA hH XARA hHMWN Hi PEPLHRWMENH.
In A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek, the exegetical footnote describes Hi
PEPLHRWMENH as a periphrastic construction.
In the text book Basics of Bible Greek, as well as Greek Grammar Beyond
the Basics, the periphrastic construction is described as being formed
with an indicative (non-aorist) form of EIMI.
Can the above verse be considered a periphrastic construction? If so, how
can the continuous historical sense of the pluperfect be translated?
It does seem to me that, in this verse, PEPLHRWMENH is a predicate
adjective, expressing with the subjunctive, the potential of a lasting
state of fulfilled joy.
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