[B-Greek] NT Greek Urban Legends

Daniel Buck bucksburg at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 30 15:26:15 EST 2009


People tend to remember the function of greek verbs better than their names. I heard a seminary graduate explain 'be filled" in Eph. 5:18 as "an aorist verb in the Greek, which means it's a present continuous imperative, 'keep on being filled.'"

Daniel Buck




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From: Sarah Madden <sarah.r.madden at gmail.com>
To: Jeffrey T. Requadt <jeffreyrequadt_list at hotmail.com>
Cc: B-Greek Mailing List <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 5:13:29 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] NT Greek Urban Legends

Jeffrey --
I think when you said "perfect tense meaning 'once and for all,' " in your
NT Greek Urban Legends, you probably meant aorist instead of perfect.

Sarah Madden ><>
Maryland USA

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Jeffrey T. Requadt <
jeffreyrequadt_list at hotmail.com> wrote:

> As a result of some conversations I've had with list members off-list, I
> was
> wondering if anyone knew of a list of what I call "New Testament Greek
> Urban
> Legends" or "Christian Greek Urban Legends." I'm trying to find as many
> examples of possible of preaching or teaching or writing that abuses the
> Greek text in order to make a point or a "really good" illustration.
> Examples include hAMARTIA meaning "missing the mark" with all the
> theological implications of that; the perfect tense meaning "once and for
> all"; the vast separation between PHILEW and AGAPAW, especially at the end
> of the Gospel of John, where Jesus uses AGAPAW and Peter uses PHILEW (oh
> no!); EKKLESIA meaning "the called out ones," so that's what the church is;
> these are just the ones I can think of right now. I've read Carson's
> "Exegetical Fallacies," but I want something that deals directly with Greek
> and the classic misinterpretations of Greek text and vocabulary. Feel free
> to email me off-list if you know of any such lists already prepared, and/or
> if you have your own favorite examples.
>
>
>
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