[B-Greek] Matt 27.30 Why the Imperfect ETUPTON
mitchlarramore at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 22 20:22:59 EDT 2007
I've read a little on the tense and aspect debate (not
enough to have a position), and now that you mention
it, I would be interested in raising this additional
What is the difference in these two texts:
1. KAI EMPTUSANTES EIS AUTON ELABON TON KALAMON KAI
ETUPTON EIS THN KEFALHN AUTOU
2. KAI EMPTUSANTES EIS AUTON ELABON TON KALAMON KAI
TUPTOUSIN EIS THN KEFALHN AUTOU
Sentence 2. was my attempt to change the Imperfect to
a Present. In my mind, if you remove tense (in the
traditional sense of time-based) from the Imperfect
and Present, what distinguishes them in contexts like
the above since both are imperfective in aspect?
I almost concluded that the Imperfect (rather than the
Present) was used because of the time factor!
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