Are there grounds for taking εἶδον as imperative in Rev.6?

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Stephen Hughes
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Are there grounds for taking εἶδον as imperative in Rev.6?

Post by Stephen Hughes » June 14th, 2016, 12:48 am

Is there any suggestion from other sources that εἶδον could be an imperatival form of the verb if used in direct speech?
Revelation 6:1,2 ff (Crossing the verse boundary of the NA-UBS text) wrote:Living creature #1: Ἔρχου καὶ εἶδον!
Narrator: Καὶ ἰδοὺ ...
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Re: Are there grounds for taking εἶδον as imperative in Rev.

Post by Louis L Sorenson » June 14th, 2016, 5:08 am

Probably not. You are suggesting the 2nd aorist is taking a first aorist ending. The pattern is Καὶ εἶδον... 6.1 Καὶ εἶδον ...6.2 Καὶ εἶδον ... 6.5 ...καὶ εἶδον 6.8 καὶ εἶδον 6.9 εἶδον 6.12 καὶ εἶδον
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Re: Are there grounds for taking εἶδον as imperative in Rev.

Post by Stephen Carlson » June 14th, 2016, 6:54 pm

Isn't the imperative ἴδε?
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