My understanding of the perfect tense is that it describes a state rather than
I am curious how this affects the meaning of a phrase in Revelation 3:8.
i[face=SPIonic])dou\ de/dwka e)nw/pio/n sou qu/ran h)new|gme/nhn,[/face]
Concerning the first perfect, [face=SPIonic]de/dwka [/face], is it important that it has been given,
or just that it is available now?
Concerning the second perfect, [face=SPIonic]h)new|gme/nhn[/face], my question is; Does this
participle say anything about the fact that this door was opened, or just that
it is standing open, maybe just happened to stand open?