By Wally V. Cirafesi
In Verbal element in Synoptic Parallels Wally Cirafesi argues that the Synoptic Gospels from time to time hire diverse tense-forms to speak an analogous motion for the aim of creating discourse based on a number of degrees of linguistic prominence
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I mention only two here, since further comments are made below regarding his view on the Perfect. 54 The possibility of a separation of semantic and deictic categories becomes an issue for Campbell in view of the fact that, while there is a distinction in spatiality between the Present and Perfect forms (proximity vs. , they are both imperfective. This prompts the question that, if both aspect and spatiality are the two main semantic components of these forms and are realized in their morphology,55 how does Campbell explain the difference in spatial value 50 Fanning, Verbal Aspect, 27 (italics original).
6 below on specific forms and their aspectual value. 28 I will deal with the concept of ‘choice’ more thoroughly on a theoretical level in ch. 3 on Systemic Functional Linguistics. 29 Stanley E. Porter, “In Defense of Verbal Aspect,” in his Studies in the Greek New Testament: Theory and Practice (SBG 6; New York, Peter Lang, 1996) 37. 30 See Buist M. Fanning, “Approaches to Verbal Aspect in New Testament Greek: Issues in Definition and Method,” in Stanley E. Porter and Donald A. ), Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics: Open Questions in Current Research (JSNTSup 80; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993) 60; Donald A.
In the formation of mainline narrative material, which an author typically recounts from an external viewpoint. Campbell says, “Remoteness contributes to the function of the aorist indicative in narrative mainline, as does perfective aspect. ”100 While Campbell’s model for the Aorist is a provocative one and is perhaps helpful for an overall understanding of the inner-workings of Greek narrative, there are at least three unaddressed issues that I will attempt to expose here in the form of questions.
Verbal Aspect in Synoptic Parallels: On the Method and Meaning of Divergent Tense-Form Usage in the Synoptic Passion Narratives by Wally V. Cirafesi