Biblical Greek morphology and syntax, aspect, linguistics, discourse analysis, and related topics
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Robert Crowe wrote:I think the main force of the subjunctive here is to emphasise stative aspect.
? Perhaps more accurately implicature
I quote the following from Constantine Campbell, [Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek (2008)]
p.69 'Some common implicatures of imperfective aspect within present subjunctives are activities that are conceptually unfolding, temporally ongoing, stative
, or personally characteristic. . . . its imperfective aspect makes the present subjunctive especially suited to proverbial, general, and generic statements.'
Tús maith leath na hoibre.
Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
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17:2-3 is a continuous sentence structure, and the two "ina"s are linked in parallel, such that the second further explicates the first and refers the second to the first, I should think...
In order that He should give them Life Eternal,
in order that they should KNOW the One True etc...
A tuppence, no doubt,
perhaps a widow's tuppence...