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June 24, 2012

The Gospel and its Proclamation (part XIII)

Filed under: Proclaiming the gospel,The Gospel — barrynewman @ 10:15 pm

“Euaggelizomai” in the New Testament

Euaggelizomai” is found 52 times in the New Testament.  Five times it occurs in the passive voice (Gal 1: 11, 1 Pet 1: 25; 4: 6, Heb 4: 2, 6) and on the other occasions it is judge to be in the middle voice, though many forms are common to both middle and passive voice.  Additionally, the verb in active voice, “euaggelizo”, occurs twice (Rev 10: 7:14: 6).  Combining all voices, the moods represented are indicative (20), and subjunctive (4), and it occurs as an infinitive on 10 occasions and as a participle 20 times.  All participles referred to the person, persons or means by which the “good news” was proclaimed.

Even though the number of New Testament instances of “euaggelizomai” and “euaggelizo” and the number of those external to the New Testament that were examined were relatively small, the distribution of voices, moods and the number of instances of the verb forms occurring as infinitives or participles were quite similar.  See Tables 1 and 2

Voice/Source

Passive

Middle

Active

Total

New Testament

5

47

2

54

External to the New Testament

5

50

2

57

Table 1

Distribution of the passive, middle and active voice for the verb forms “euaggelizomai” and “euaggelizo” in the New Testament and external to the New Testament

Mood, Infinitive, participle/ Source

Indicative

Imperative

Subjunctive

Optative

Infinitive

Participle

Total

New Testament

20

4

10

20

54

External to the New Testament

17

3

1

12

24

57

Table 2

Distribution of the indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods, and occurrences as an infinitive or as a participle for the verb forms “euaggelizomai” and  “euaggelizo” in  the New Testament and external to the New Testament

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