Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

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Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » January 11th, 2018, 4:46 am

Mike — my apologies if I'm derailing the thread — I've always puzzled over the tense change in the two parallel clauses in Hebrews 11:17. Any suggestions on the difference in nuance between perfect and aorist in this verse?
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Re: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

Post by MAubrey » January 11th, 2018, 7:34 pm

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
January 11th, 2018, 4:46 am
Mike — my apologies if I'm derailing the thread — I've always puzzled over the tense change in the two parallel clauses in Hebrews 11:17. Any suggestions on the difference in nuance between perfect and aorist in this verse?
The second is actually an imperfect, not an aorist. But the difference simply simply perspective: the first presents the event as completed and the second presents the events as not yet completed, drawing attention to Abraham's faith despite all he had to loose--hence also the re characterization of Abraham as ὁ τὰς ἐπαγγελίας ἀναδεξάμενος.
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Re: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » January 12th, 2018, 5:29 am

Thanks for the perspective and the gentle correction of my obvious error!
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Post by MAubrey » January 12th, 2018, 10:43 pm

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 5:29 am
Thanks for the perspective and the gentle correction of my obvious error!
I'm famous for mis-parsing things very publicly on my website to my own embarrassment! We're all just trying to help each other out!
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