Verb Ranking in Koine Imperativals

  title={Verb Ranking in Koine Imperativals},
  author={Daniel A. Hoopert and Daniel A. Hoopert},
  journal={Journal of Translation},
This article proposes a cline of Greek imperativals, that is, a progressive ordering of Greek imperativals from a totally unmitigated command to a highly mitigated exhortation. It grows from a study of 1 Cor. 10:6–10. In this passage, the Apostle Paul shifts from a first person form of the verbal construction to a second person form, then to two first person forms, and finally back to a second person form. I did not find the explanations in the commentaries for these usages to be satisfactory… 
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