Hebrews 4:15

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victor.vicveh
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Hebrews 4:15

Post by victor.vicveh » June 22nd, 2019, 8:23 pm

hello i have a question

The text says :

οὐ γὰρ ἔχομεν ἀρχιερέα μὴ δυνάμενον συμπαθῆσαι ταῖς ἀσθενείαις ἡμῶν, πεπειρασμένον δὲ κατὰ πάντα καθ᾽ ὁμοιότητα χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας. (RGNT+, Heb 4:15)

Can this perfect tense πεπειρασμένον to be translate has a present tense? That is..

Denoting something that continues to be occurring?

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Peng Huiguo
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Re: Hebrews 4:15

Post by Peng Huiguo » June 23rd, 2019, 3:37 am

The perfect tense emphasizes the end of an event. πεπειρασμένον goes with χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας to convey a sense that the ἀρχιερεύς had been tried and found pure; it shouldn't have a still-occurring sense.
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Re: Hebrews 4:15

Post by Jason Hare » June 23rd, 2019, 10:00 am

The testing is completed and he stands proven innocent of sin.
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Barry Hofstetter
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Re: Hebrews 4:15

Post by Barry Hofstetter » June 23rd, 2019, 8:05 pm

In many cases, the perfect m/p participle is practically an adjective which describes a particular state or quality resulting from or characterized by the verbal action of the word. Tempted or tested, but the process is over.
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