future infinitive

Mark DelCogliano cassian at dellepro.com
Fri Jan 25 18:41:21 EST 2002


Here is fourth century monastic text:

...YUCHN KARTWN hUPOMONHS EMPLHSQHSESQAI PROSDOKOUSAN...

Does anyone have an idea why the *future* passive infinitive EMPLHSQHSESQAI
is used? The text would be perfectly intelligibile with an aorist passive
infinitive: "...a soul that expects to be filled with the fruits of
patience..."

Any thought? Any references I could look up?

Thanks,
Mark DelCogliano




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