Present Indicative: The Historical Present

The Historical Present

The Present Indicative is used to describe vividly a past event in the presence of which the speaker conceives himself to be.

Mark 11:27; Καὶ ἔρχονται πάλιν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, and they come again to Jerusalem.

See also Luke 8:49, ἔρχεταί; John 18:28, Ἄγουσιν. This use is very frequent in the gospels.

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