[B-Greek] The Use of the Greek Participle in Rev 17:7

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 21 05:39:27 EDT 2010

I don't see any determination from the language itself that it is either willful 
or non-willful.  It is simply a fact.  I would suppose it to be understood as 
willing from the context of the narrative that it is willing, but I don't 
suppose that it is a factor of the language itself.  Note the use of the verb 
βαστάζω in Re 2 in the sense of "to endure."


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From: John Calvin Hall <johncalvinhall at gmail.com>
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Subject: [B-Greek] The Use of the Greek Participle in Rev 17:7

...καὶ τοῦ θηρίου τοῦ βαστάζοντος αὐτήν.
... and the beast who is bearing her.

Question:  The use of the Greek participle in Rev 17:7, is it emphasizing
that the beast is willfully carrying the harlot?

John Calvin Hall

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