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By Kenneth L. McKay

In fresh many years it's been more and more well-known that the types of the verb in historic Greek, together with that of the recent testomony, don't sign time (past, current, future), yet point (the manner each one task is seen relating to its context). utilising the recent insights, this booklet deals a concise and obviously said account of how the verb works within the syntax of recent testomony Greek. Its method is pragmatic, with emphasis on context instead of idea. it may be learn as a coherent account, and its 4 indexes additionally make it a convenient reference booklet.

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DiroTiGriui, / put aside; dTTOTiGeuai, / take off (from myself); Lu 7:37 Kouaaaaa dXdBaaTpov uupou, bringing an alabaster jar of ointment; 1 Pt 5:4 KouaelaGe tov ... OT€avov, you will receive the ... crown. Often the reflexive nuance in the middle is too slight to be noticed in translation, and different writers may assess its appropriateness to a par­ ticular context differently, as may be seen from some parallel passages: with Mt 26:51 direaTraaev Tf|i> udxaipav aiiTou, he drew his sword; cf.

2. Prepositions and Cases. g. g. dirdyiii, Sidyo), eiadyo), imdyii), évé\(ji). g. genitive or dative) might have been used without one. 3. It seems clear that in origin prepositions were only adverbs, words used to add a particular nuance to a verb or to a word or phrase with ad­ verbial value. e. they were used in the normal position for adverbs), and the name preposition (placed before) indicates this fact. The five cases of ancient Greek had developed from an eight-case system (nominative, vocative, ac­ cusative, genitive, dative, ablative, instrumental and locative) through sound changes which made some of the suffixes similar or identical, and through the overlapping of areas of meaning.

When the state of the object is the signi­ ficant point the perfect active is not used: cf. 8. 1 1. For a demonstration of this see McK. , 309-314. 5. 4) the effect of using the perfect is sometimes to express responsibility for the action which produced the state: Ac 21:28 KeKOivcoKev tov ayioi/ tottov t o u t o v , he has defiled (is guilty of defil­ ing) this holy place; 1 C o 7:15 €v 8e €ipr|i>ri k€k\tik€v i)\ia$ 6 0€os, God has called (it is God who is responsible for having called) you in peace.

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