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Bibil Identifier bibil:212845
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Non-past Referring Imperfects in the New Testament
Title (English, ) A Test Case for an Antianti- Anti-Porter Position
Author Swart, G.J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 61, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 1085-1099 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Since the publication more than a decade ago of two comprehensive studies on verbal aspect in New Testament Greek (Porter 1989; Fanning 1990), scholarly discussion has tended to focus more on the differences than on the agreements between these theorists. Ironically, the main point of dispute has become not their different views of the notion of ‘aspect’, but the question whether or not the tense forms of the indicative mood systematically convey temporal meaning. In this study an attempt is made to clear up some of the resulting confusion. The scope of the study is limited to New Testament passages containing imperfect tense forms which, according to Porter, do not refer to past time. Porter’s interpretation of these passages is discussed and compared with the opposing views of a number of scholars.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Verb
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