John 1:18

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jan 24 10:20:18 EST 2002


At 6:49 AM -0500 1/24/02, Paul, Doug wrote:
>In John 1:18 the verse says:
>
>QEON OUDEIS hEWRAKEN PWPOTE, MONOGENHS QEOS hO WN EIS TON KOLPON TOU PATROS
>EKEINOS EXHGHSATO.
>
>My question is what more to the statement does the perfect hEWRAKEN bring
>over simply using the aorist EIDEN?

I'm going to venture a response to this with which others may not agree: I
think that hEWRAKEN conveys pretty much the same semantic content as would
EIDEN, but that it is more emphatic.
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Carl W. Conrad
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