[B-greek] EXELQE in Mark 1:25

Steven R. Lo Vullo slovullo at mac.com
Sun Jan 26 17:20:13 EST 2003

On Sunday, January 26, 2003, at 03:28 PM, <bertdehaan at gosympatico.ca> 

> I don't understand EXELQE in Mark 1:25. It looks like a present 
> imperative with an aorist tense stem. I read this in a graded reader 
> but it did not have a note attached so I am assuming it is quite 
> regular.  What am I missing? (My questions must be very basic to many 
> of you ,but I won't know if I don't ask. Thanks for bearing with me, I 
> appreciate your replies.)

Greetings, Bert:

You are correct in your determination that we are dealing here with an 
aorist stem. You are also correct to note that the personal ending 
looks like that of a present imperative. The key here is that the stem 
is a **second** aorist stem. The second aorist imperative is built on a 
second aorist stem with the same endings as the present imperative. It 
is the stem that will be the key to distinguishing between present and 

Steven R. Lo Vullo
Madison, WI

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