Aorist part. of subsequent action???

Jon Robertson jmrober at
Thu Oct 8 05:02:53 EDT 1998

Dear list,

Since I have been inundated with silence about my first inquiry along 
these lines I'll try one more time.  Since even Carlton Winbery cited 
Burton's Moods and Tenses, I will mention that he also sees a place 
for the aorist participle of subsequent action.  See pp.65-67 
(paragraphs 144 - 145), where he lists some possible classical 
occurrences as well. Besides the passages which I earlier  cited in 
Acts, he also lists Romans 4:19, 21; Heb. 9:12; Phil. 2:7; and 1 
Peter 3:18 as possible examples (which I, for one, find less 
convincing than the Acts passages). He states here that these aorists 
seem to be "equivalent to KAI with a coordinate verb." Although, as 
has been stated, citing Burton does not "prove anything", it does 
demonstrate that the aorist of subsequent action is not some "new 
fangled invention" made up to go along with someone's theory of 
verbal aspect.  Okay, guys and gals, who wants to take these on and 
demonstrate that subsequent action is not the best understanding of 
these passages??  Just to stir you to responding, I will take 
silence this time as acquiescence to the reality of the aorist of 
subsequent action. : )

Jon Robertson
jmrober at

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