The use of participles

Jim West jwest at Highland.Net
Thu Oct 29 03:01:23 EST 1998

At 07:10 PM 10/28/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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?

Yes.  You have it exactly.



Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
jwest at

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