[B-Greek] tense shift James 1:10-11

Mark Lightman lightmanmark at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 2 20:01:37 EDT 2009

The aorists in v. 11 are often cited as examples of
gnomic aorists, describing a general
situation which is generally true.  The fact that James picks
up the future again as applied to the rich is 11b. is a nice
stylish touch, and may suggest particular woes to the
rich ADELPHOI in particular.
Mark L.

--- On Tue, 6/2/09, Charles Johnson <cpj5117 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Charles Johnson <cpj5117 at gmail.com>
Subject: [B-Greek] tense shift James 1:10-11
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 8:32 AM

In James 1:10, the rich man's passing is in the future tense. Then, in v.
11, the concept is fleshed out using all aorists. What is the purpose for
this shift?
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