A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research Volume 2

A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...particular supposition, implying nothing as to the fulfilment of the condition, it takes a present or past tense of the indicative with cl." The words to which I object, besides "particular," are "implying nothing as to the fulfilment of the condition." This condition pointedly implies the fulfilment of the condition. It is the condition of actuality, reality, Wirklichkeit, and not mere "possibility" as Farrar has it (see above) a la Goodwin. This is the crux of the whole matter. Once see that the first class condition with the ind. implies the reality of the premise, all else follows naturally. In the discussion of the second class condition Goodwin' properly says: "When the protasis states a present or past supposition, implying that the condition is not or was not fulfilled, etc." This is the condition of unreality as the other is that of reality and the indicative is, of course, used with both. Hence the subj. and the opt. conditions fall apart to themselves as undetermined. The point about all the four classes to note is that the form of the condition has to do only with the statement, not with the absolute truth or certainty of the matter. Examples will be given directly to show that the second class condition is sometimes used where the fact is just the opposite. The same thing is true of the first class condition. We must distinguish always therefore between the fact and the statement of the fact. The conditional sentence deals only with the statement. This point is clearly seen in Ki'1hnerGerth, II, p. 465, except that the third class is lost sight of and merged with the first. BurtonJ follows Goodwin through all his ramifications. A word further is demanded by way of...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871286
  • 9781236871282
  • 2,258,886