[B-Greek] Middle or Passive?

cwconrad2 cwconrad2 at mac.com
Fri Dec 3 17:24:59 EST 2010

On Dec 03, 2010, at 03:55 PM, fredsmith1000 at usa.com wrote:

> Is it conceivable that the participle TETAGMENOI in Acts 13:48 could be in the middle voice instead of the passive?

Yes, it's perfectly conceivable, although it wouldn't surprise me that many would prefer to call it a "divine passive." As
a middle it's sense would "... those who have taken their place ... " or something like, " ... those who have gotten into
the line for ... "  The form itself TETAGMENOI EISIN can be understood in either a middle or passive sense.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (ret)

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