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Bibil Identifier bibil:226452
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Syntax of the Periphrastic Progressive in the Septuagint and the New Testament
Author Bentein, Klaas
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 55, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 168-192 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article, I discuss the use of the periphrastic progressive construction of εἰµί with present participle in the Septuagint and the New Testament. I argue that a broad distinction can be made between two main uses, called “durative progressive” and “focalized progressive.” In both cases, a number of syntactic frames can be specified in which the periphrastic construction occurs. I conclude the article by discussing the relationship between the Septuagintal and the New Testamental use of the periphrastic construction, arguing that while there are many similarities, this relationship should not be conceived of in terms of imitation, as some scholars have suggested.
DOI 10.1163/15685365-12341410
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Syntax
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Participle
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
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