David Lim wrote:Do you mind stating the "small print"? The Net Bible says "The participle is plural, while the finite verb used in the periphrastic construction is singular, perhaps to show a unity in the parents’ response (BDF §135.1.d: Luke 8:19).", but Luke 8:19 doesn't have the same kind of construction. I agree that "καὶ ἡ μήτηρ" is an added subject, but I don't see why the participle must be part of a periphrastic instead of simply further detail: "his father was there, and his mother as well, and they were marveling over ...".
David Lim wrote:Okay, BDF 135.1(d) gives Acts 5:21,29, Matt 17:3 and John 12:22, all of which are not periphrastic and support my explanation, especially Acts 5:21. Do you have any examples of periphrastic verbs with mismatching number?
I'm curious to know what you would accept as a periphrastic verb with mismatching number. I don't happen to know of any other possible examples, but I don't see Luke 2.33 should be rejected as such because of lack of concord. I would like to see other reasons for rejecting it as a periphrastic construction. And indeed there may be such -- I, for one, am not insisting on it either way.
Would you disagree with C. F. D. Moule An Idiom-Book of New Testament Greek
, p. 17 (can be viewed on google), who treats 2.33 among others as periphrastic without discussion but is inclined to regard 2.8 differently?
Luke 2.8 Καὶ ποιμένες ἦσαν ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ τῇ αὐτῇ ἀγραυλοῦντες ...
How do you take Luke 1.10 καὶ πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος ἦν τοῦ λαοῦ προσευχόμενον ἔξω ...
and 1.21 Καὶ ἦν ὁ λαὸς προσδοκῶν τὸν Ζαχαρίαν καὶ ἐθαύμαζον ἐν τῷ χρονίζειν ... ?