The use of participles

Jerry Dean gbcofc at
Wed Oct 28 19:10:52 EST 1998

In Luke 10:25 a question is asked by the lawyer in aorist participle when 
asking what to do.  Jesus then responds with present participle.  Being 
aware that an aorist participle may or may not mean one event, is it 
possible that the lawyer is asking what "one" event can get one eternal 
life, with Jesus responding that it is not "one" act but a "life style"?  
Does Luke contrasts these two participles in this passage to stress 
continual  action against one, or is it just a style for Luke?

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