[B-Greek] Mark 1:41
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Thu Apr 8 21:48:14 EDT 2010
On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 6:41 PM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com> wrote:
For me at least who still cherish a fond memory of listening to story
telling in the tradition of orality when I was growing up, the present
tense in the narratives feels as natural as pot holes driving on the
streets of New Orleans, except it is not bumpy but vividly engaging.
P.S. Our stories begin with a pet formula 'Those were the days when
tigers were still smoking," instead of 'Once upon a time'.
> As often happens, there is a question which you did not ask that
> one might be tempted to try to answer, namely why λεγει LEGEI is
> in the historical present and ἡψατο hHYATO is not. If anyone has any
> ideas, I'd like to hear , but it strikes me as just a stylistic thing.
> Mark L
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