[B-Greek] Heinemann on Matt. 6:10//Lk. 11:2
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Sat Jan 5 14:48:13 EST 2008
On Jan 5, 2008, at 12:39 PM, lws39 at juno.com wrote:
> I've gone back and reread your articles on the subject. Are there
> any other articles/books on the subject? Thanks for any help.
> Walt Seevers
Earlier this year I became aware of a major dissertation by Rutger J.
Allen, _The Middle Voice in Ancient Greek: A Study in Polysemy_. More
in my August 24, 2007 post in our archives at
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
> I don't know about enlightenment (it's still dark in the Blue Ridge,
> where I'm writing at 6 a.m.), but I'll repeat what I already mentioned
> to Jeffrey in my previous off-list response to him: there's not really
> any difference between GENESQW and GENHQHTW -- i.e. we can't affirm
> that GENESQW is middle but GENHQHTW passive, since the QH "passive"
> forms are in process of supplanting the older aorist middle (and
> future middle) forms, bearing both middle and passive semantic value
> just as the MAI/SAI/TAI,MHN/SO/TO forms bear both middle and passive
> semantic value, depending on the verb and its distinctive Aktionsart.
> I'd say that both forms -- GENESQW and GENHQHTW -- mean "come to
> pass" or "come to fulfillment." I don't think any grammatical
> perspective precludes the possibility or probability that this is to
> come about through human agents who will do the will of God.
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