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Bibil Identifier bibil:206854
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Time and Order in the Circumstantial Participles of Mark and Luke
Author Picirilli, Robert E.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 17, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Year (Second publication) 2007
Language English
Pages 241-259 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Répons de Stanley Porter: "Time and Order in Participles in Mark and Luke: A Response to Robert Picirilli", BBR 17/2 (2007), pp 261-267.
Abstract Stanley Porter has suggested that the order of circumstantial participles in relation to the verbs on which they depend tends to indicate how they relate temporally: antecedent if before the primary verb and contemporaneous or subsequent if following. Grammarians whom he cites as having partly recognized this do not really anticipate his view. More important, numerous examples of circumstantial participles in the Gospels of Mark and Luke show a different pattern and fail to sustain his formulation. Aorist circumstantial participles typically precede their primary verbs but may be temporally antecedent to or contemporaneous with them. Present circumstantial participles may precede or follow their primary verbs and may be temporally antecedent to or contemporaneous with them regardless of order. Perfect circumstantial participles, whether before or after their primary verbs, are typically contemporaneous with them. The careful exegete should focus on the context alone to determine if any given circumstantial participle is temporally antecedent to, contemporaneous with, or even subsequent to its primary verb.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Participle
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Tools : Grammars
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