[B-Greek] Luke 12:4 FOBHQHTE why not an imperative?
dj214 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 8 15:08:15 EDT 2004
Arie Dirkzwager wrote:
>Long ago I learnt as a rule that some imperatives cannot be used with MH. As
>I have not teached Greek for some decads I am not sure about certain rules.
>Reading Greek is something else than teaching it.
>I looked in my grammars and saw that normally the imperatives of the aorist
>cannot be put in the negative form.
>I think that the editors of the GNT used that rule.
>Or does anyone know of imperatives of the aorist with MH ?
You are right. In addition, Turner in his syntax has a remark on page
78: "The prohibitive aor. imperative is later than the NT: Horn quotes
the first as iii/A.D."
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