Jn 1.15 MARTUREI
emory2oo2 at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 11 16:29:10 EDT 2001
>I am remembering [without the citation] John using the present tense of
>baptizmo historically after John the Baptist's death, where he writes
>something like [and please don't hold me to this!!] "(And He returned to
>river), where John is baptizing", and where clearly this is an historical
I have not looked for this particular passage you quote, but
I would not be too sure that "is baptizing" is the historic present,
although that may be an option.
I have noted in other sections of FF Bruce's commentary, where he
points out the idea of the "customary present." You might also
consider for this verse something like:
"and he returned to the river, where John customarily would baptize..."
I think that is the sense of the Customary Present.
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