Future Indicative: The Aoristic Future


The Aoristic Future conceives of an action simply as an event, and affirms that it will take place in future time. It may be indefinite, inceptive, or resultative. As indefinite it may be momentary, comprehensive, or collective. Cf. THE AORIST INDICATIVE, The Historical Aorist (2).

1 Cor. 15:51, 52; πάντες οὐ κοιμηθησόμεθα πάντες δὲ ἀλλαγησόμεθα, 52 ἐν ἀτόμῳ, ἐν ῥιπῇ ὀφθαλμοῦ, we shall not all sleep [indefinite comprehensive]; or, we shall not all fall asleep [inceptive], but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye [indefinite momentary].

John 14:26; ἐκεῖνος ὑμᾶς διδάξει πάντα καὶ ὑπομνήσει ὑμᾶς πάντα ἃ εἶπον, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I said unto you [indefinite collective].

Luke 1:33; καὶ βασιλεύσει ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον Ἰακὼβ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever [indefinite comprehensive].

Luke 16:31; οὐδ’ ἐάν τις ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῇ πεισθήσονται, neither will they be persuaded if one rise from the dead [resultative].

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