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(2013)NOVUM TESTAMENTUM.55(2).p.168-192 Mark abstract In this article, I discuss the use of the periphrastic progressive construction of εἰμί "be" 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.

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Author: Klaas Bentein

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