John 6: 40

jldrick at juno.com jldrick at juno.com
Tue Oct 2 15:58:56 EDT 2001


Folks,

	John 6: 40, "TOUTO GAR ESTIN TOQELHMA 
TOU PATROS MOU hINA PAS hOQEWRWN TON hUION
HAI PISTEUWN EIS AUTON ECHi ZWHN AIWNION KAI
ANASTHSW AUTON EGW EN THi ESCATHi hHMERA"

	Pardon the poor transliteration.  I'm still trying
to figure out how to do that properly.

	Concerning the present active participles,
QEWRWN and PISTEUWN, does the durative use
of the present tense carry over into participles?  If so,
what is the force of that durative?  

	Is it sufficient to translate these as, "each
seeing and believing one...."  or should it be
rendered as, "each who continues seeing and
believing?"

	Is there any implication here of seeing and
believing for awhile and then no longer seeing or
believing?

			Jim Drickamer
			Baton Rouge, La.



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