Aorist tense is used for simple action and looks at the action as a whole. This tense may also view the action from several other angles: the action in its entirety; from the viewpoint of its initiation, or from the viewpoint of its results. The aorist is a snapshot in time from various angles.
Constative – Views the whole and stress the fact of occurrence not its nature. ‘They reigned with Christ for 1000 years,” Rev 20:4.
Ingressive – Stresses the beginning of the action or entrance state. No implication that the action continues. “two blind men began to follow Him,” John 4:52.
Culminative – Stresses the cessation of an act or state. Bring an action to conclusion. “The temple was built 46 years ago,” John 2:20.
Gnomic – Presents a timeless general fact. A generic event. “the grass withers and the flower falls off,” 1 Pet 1:24.
Epistolary – Describes a letter from the timeframe of the audience. “I sent him to you once,” Acts 23:40.
Futuristic – Describes an event that is not yet past, as though it were already completed. “believe that you have already received it,” Mark 11:24.
Dramatic – An event that happened rather recently. “Just as I previously wrote in part,” Eph 3:3.