subjunctive versus indicative.

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at sil.org
Fri Jan 24 00:00:46 EST 2003


>
> The function of the subjunctive mood in the letter
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>
> Ina + Subj          1:26; 2:19; 2:28;     Present    Purpose/motive
>
>          Dependent Clause
> Ina + Subj
> 2:10; 2:11; 2:15; 2:27; 2:28; 2:30; 3:8;. 3:9    Aorist    Purpose
>
>              Dependent Clause
>
> Ina + Subj      1:9 & 1:10    Present    Epexegetical OR Dirct
> Obj. OR Complim.

It may be worth repeating that hINA is not a purpose conjunction, at least
not in Koine Greek. It is a consecutive conjunction which may express
purpose or result depending on context and the verbs used.
Or it may express a clausal object or complement as in 1:9. Sometimes, it is
not clear whether it is one or the other. The 1:10 hINA is probably result.

Iver Larsen




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