Rijskbaron, Syntax, 3d ed., p. 24 wrote:Note 1 The historic present is only found with terminative (telic), not with stative (atelic) verbs (cp. § 2). Thus, the present indicative of verbs like βασιλεύω, εἰμι, ἔχω, οἶδα, ῥέω is never used as a historic present.
The historical presents in John 20:1-2 don't seem to fit this restriction, however:
John 20:1-2 wrote:1 Τῇ δὲ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. 2 τρέχει οὖν καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητὴν ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς, Ἦραν τὸν κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν.
All the bolded words are historical presents. Two of them are ἔρχεται, and I recognize there is some question whether it is telic or atelic. But two others are much less controversially atelic: βλέπει is a state, and τρέχει is an activity.
Do these example contradict Rijksbaron's claim, and, if so, can it be fixed?