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by Charlie Johnson
June 2nd, 2011, 1:35 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Passive Imperative
Replies: 12
Views: 13121

Re: Passive Imperative

Alright, I understand now that the forms involved, even the aorists, are middle-passive. I can also see the middle imperative idea in several occurrences. However, you said that ALL the passive imperatives are middle. Perhaps my understanding of the middle is too narrow, but there are a few occurren...
by Charlie Johnson
June 1st, 2011, 7:08 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Passive Imperative
Replies: 12
Views: 13121

Passive Imperative

I'm looking for some direction on interpreting the Greek passive imperative, particularly in the NT. I have trouble conceiving of it as a true passive, in which Subject1 is acted upon by Subject2. Presumably, the imperative would mean, "Subject1, allow Subject2 to act upon you." However, I find that...

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