[B-Greek] Mark 10:11-12
markosl80 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 16 18:51:09 EST 2004
I may be off here, but I would ask the following question in English: What does he do when he divorces and remarries? Answer: he *commits* adultery. (note the present tense) I think that the situation is the same in Greek, and that this is one case where the two languages agree in their tense-usage. If the current discussion on this list of the present tense is any guide, one shouldn't get too hung up on a rigid "durative" idea being inherent in it. Others, however, could perhaps offer a better and more penetrating analysis.
CARIS KAI EIRHNH,
Stuart Wolf <largopt at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
Does the Present tense of MOICAW in Mk 10:11 and 12 indicate an on-going
adultery, for the rest of one's life? One would expect an Aorist, if the
second marriage nullifies the first; what type of Present is here, and
how should it be translated most accurately?
The text is:
hOS 'AN APOLUSH THN GUNAIKA AUTOU KAI GAMHSH ALLHN MOICATAI EP' AUTHN
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