Saturday, 19 October 2013

gegraptai it is written

Matthew 4: 4

The Temptation of Christ or should that be the testing of the devil?

Jesus responds to temptation by citing mainly Deuteronomy.

So whats interesting about his use of the word GEGRAPTAI

translated It is written

Its not Aorist or Present in Greek.

Its Perfect Passive a rarer form and why?


The Greek Perfect is often defined as a verb describing or expressing the

PRESENT STATE RESULTING FROM A PAST ACTION.

... it was written by someone  with the implication that it is active real true valid

the ancient past continuing into the future !