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by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 3rd, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 46028

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

I assume that Porter is (correctly) treating ἐζήτουν as imperfect, which would have a continuous aspect. I hope so. Anyways, it's strange that a completely good explanation would need to be replaced. There's no problem in interpreting it as "were seeking". ________________________ Forced re-interpr...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 46028

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

Jonathan already said almost enough about John 11:8 (it's not aorist!), but let's say for argument's sake it's aorist... It's dangerous to interpret Porter without further context, but I wonder how he can translate it with English continuous tense ("are seeking") if aspect is important. How can aori...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 3rd, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 46028

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

were there instances in which aorist indicative constructions (i.e. in the New Testament), commonly translated as past tense, were reinterpreted with future temporal reference? Can you give examples (Koine, from OT/NT or elsewhere) where aorist indicative should be interpreted with future temporal ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
April 30th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Tenses
Replies: 14
Views: 11271

Re: Tenses

No.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 14th, 2018, 4:01 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 7347

Re: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

I would rather ask: is there any language which doesn't have such flexibility?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 9th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Reader's Editions of the Greek New Testament
Replies: 9
Views: 10031

Re: Reader's Editions of the Greek New Testament

Now there's the new Tyndale House reader's edition: https://www.crossway.org/bibles/the-gre ... -hconly-2/.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 23rd, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Spam intruder?
Replies: 8
Views: 8190

Spam intruder?

I use Feedly feed reading service for this forum. I just got this:
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Notice the spam. It's not seen when I open the forum. But someone may have intruded into the system somehow, maybe there's some weakness is some forum software update?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 15th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 6960

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

Sterling did you notice that the Greek text is punctuated as a question? Your offered translation evidently doesn’t take into account this punctuation. If it was so straightforward a sentence then why is it viewed as a question? More to it than you seem to allow. http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/m...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 1st, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The imperfect of Romans 9:3
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: The imperfect of Romans 9:3

(1) We can attempt to treat it as a standard imperfect (2) We can treat it as an exception to the rule (3) Using Decker's approach Then there's (4) the modern view informed by linguistics where Koine has both tense (location in time) and aspect, but they can be used in many ways. You seem to think t...

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