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CONSTRUCTION AFTER
Kai. evge,neto.

357. Clause or Infinitive as the Subject of evge,neto By a Hebraism kai. evge,neto and evge,neto de,, Septuagint renderings of yhiy>w:, are used in the New Testament (Matt., Mark, Luke, Acts) to introduce a clause or an Infinitive which is logically the subject of the evge,neto. The evge,neto is usually followed by a phrase or clause of time; the event kai, to be narrated is then expressed by kai, with an Indicative, or by an Indicative without kai, or by an Infinitive. It thus results that the construction takes three forms:

358. (a) Kai. evge,neto or evge,neto de,, and the phrase of time are followed by kai. with an Indicative.

Luke 5:1VEge,neto de. evn tw/| to.n o;clon evpikei/sqai auvtw/| kai. avkou,ein to.n lo,gon tou/ qeou/ kai. auvto.j h=n e`stw.j para. th.n li,mnhn Gennhsare,t, now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
359. (b) Kai. evge,neto or evge,neto de,, and the phrase of time are followed by an Indicative without kai.
Mark 1:9; Kai. evge,neto evn evkei,naij tai/j h`me,raij h=lqen VIhsou/j avpo. Nazare.t th/j Galilai,aj, and it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee.
360. (c) Kai. evge,neto or evge,neto de,, and the phrase of time are followed by an Infinitive, the narrative being continued either by an Infinitive or an Indicative.
Acts 9:32; VEge,neto de. Pe,tron dierco,menon dia. pa,ntwn katelqei/n, and it came to pass, as Peter went throughout all parts, he came down. See also Mark 2:23; Luke 6:12. B. pp. 276-278.