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December 21, 2020 | Bill Mounce
When an Initial καί Matters (Mark 20:30) - Mondays with Mounce
We all know that Greek wants to start a sentence with a conjunction to indicate the specific relationship of that sentence with the precedin...
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December 14, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Who Goes the Extra Mile? (Matt 5:41) - Mondays with Mounce
As I am working on issues related to trusting the Bible, one of the topics is Bible translation. At times it seems the translations contradi...
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December 7, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Do Modern Bibles Omit the Trinity? (1 John 5:7b-8a) - Mondays with Mounce
One of the more common accusations I hear about modern translations is that they omit the Trinity. The facts behind the accusation is that t...
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November 30, 2020 | Bill Mounce
καί and the Support of Widows (1 Tim 5:5) - Mondays with Mounce
There are times when the biblical text is ambiguous and the translator must interpret, and the decision makes a real difference in understan...
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November 16, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Was Jesus Frustrated with “You” or “You”? (Matt 26:40) - Mondays with Mounce
Note: you can also watch this blog on YouTube. One of the frustrations in translating into English is our inability to distinguish second pe...
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November 2, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Conjunctions and Error in the Bible? - Mondays with Mounce
A common example of a contradiction in the Bible is the order of the temptations. In Matthew 4 the order is: turn stones to bread; jump off ...
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July 1, 2020 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields: Darkness and Dawn (Joel 2:2)
יֹום עָנָן וַעֲרָפֶל יֹום חֹשֶׁךְ וַאֲפֵלָה עַם רַב וְעָצוּם כְּשַׁחַר פָּרֻשׂ עַל הֶהָרִים וְאַחֲרָיו לֹא יֹוסֵף עַד שְׁנֵי דֹּור וָדֹור׃ כ...
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June 1, 2020 | Bill Mounce
“Say,” or “Begin to Say”? (Luke 23:30) - Mondays with Mounce
NOTE: New Mondays with Mounce blog posts will soon become available in Bill Mounce's "Biblical Greek" podcast. Subscribe today. Learn more.A...
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May 25, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Was Paul Chiding the Thessalonians? (2 Thess 2:5) - Mondays with Mounce
One of the beauties of Greek is that it is possible to indicate the expected answer to a question. A question prefaced by οὐ means the inten...
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May 11, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Does Paul have One or Two Purposes for his Prayer? (Col 1:10) - Mondays with Mounce
One of the real values of knowing Greek is to be able to clearly see the sequencing of ideas. Greek is more than capable of lining up a seri...
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May 4, 2020 | Bill Mounce
“Give the Glory to God” (John 9:24) - Mondays with Mounce
All translations add English words that have no direct equivalent in English. Every one of them. The NASB and ESV tend to add just a single ...
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April 27, 2020 | Bill Mounce
What is the Sign of their Destruction? (Phil 1:28) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul is encouraging the Philippian Christians to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, which means they will stand...
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April 20, 2020 | Bill Mounce
“Cast all your anxiety on him” — even Covid-19 (1 Peter 5:7) - Mondays with Mounce
Peter tells us to take our anxious worries off of ourselves and place them on God. Easier said than done! This verse has always bothered me...
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April 14, 2020 | ZA Blog
Introducing New Editor of WBC: New Testament
Zondervan Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of David B. Capes as the new New Testament editor of the Word Biblical Commentary ...
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April 6, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Paul's Prayer for Glorious and Lavish Strength (Eph 3:6) - Mondays with Mounce
Because Greek sentence structure, especially Paul’s, can line up a series of clauses that are not necessarily sequential, it can be difficul...
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March 23, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Does God “Knew” or “Knows” his own? (2 Tim 2:19 and Covid-19) - Mondays with Mounce
The relationship between time and aspect can sometimes be a tad elusive. Is Paul talking about God’s prior knowledge (“knew”) or his ongoing...
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