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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Luke 18:36

Inquired (epuntaneto).
Imperfect middle. Repeatedly inquired as he heard the tramp of the passing crowd going by (diaporeuomenou).

What this meant (Ti eih touto).
Literally, What it was. Without an the optative is due to indirect discourse, changed from estin. With an (margin of Westcott and Hort) the potential optative of the direct discourse is simply retained.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 18:36". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=018&verse=036>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.