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March 27, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Who “Is” or “Becomes” your Neighbor? (Luke 10:36) — Mondays with Mounce
(You can watch this blog on YouTube.) Changes in tenses are important to note. Even if it is subtle, there is always a reason. Take the para...
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February 4, 2019 | Bill Mounce
My Father Died Last Week
I am going to interrupt my normal Greek blogs to share some thoughts about my dad, funerals, and death. Dad passed away due to complications...
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January 14, 2019 | Bill Mounce
When Did the Angels Come? (Mark 1:13) — Mondays with Mounce 339
Language is imprecise. It would be great if all of us said exactly what we meant, and meant exactly what we said, but that is neither human ...
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January 8, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Are All Translations Wrong? (The "Net" in Mark 1:16) — Mondays with Mounce 338
Rarely do I find a translation that makes no sense to me, and since this particular one is replicated in all the translations, I am assuming...
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December 17, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Benefit Do You Receive from Your Giving? (Philippians 4:17) — Mondays with Mounce 337
(You can watch this blog post on YouTube.) One of the fundamental lessons everyone who does word studies needs to understand is that words h...
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December 10, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Greek Students Should Do Two Translations (Matthew 13:11) — Mondays with Mounce 336
(Note: you can watch this blog post on YouTube.) In first year Greek we historically do just one wooden, word-for-word translation. This way...
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December 3, 2018 | Bill Mounce
When Does “No” Become “Never”? (Mark 10:15) — Mondays with Mounce 335
It is often said that translators are traitors. They are traitors because they either over- or under-translate the meaning of the original t...
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November 29, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Why Do We Learn? — Mondays with Mounce 334
One of the advantages of formal equivalent translations is that they tend to maintain the distinction between dependent and independent cons...
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November 28, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Who or What Is the “Old Man”? (Colossians 3:9) — Mondays with Mounce 333
Translation without interpretation is impossible. There may be verses where there is no question as to what the author meant, but there are ...
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November 27, 2018 | Bill Mounce
How Much Should We Ask of Our Students? (Mark 12:28) — Mondays with Mounce 332
I am thinking quite a bit these days about sequencing, and how different biblical Greek is from English, which then raises interesting probl...
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November 12, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Do You Ever Leave a Translation Meaningless? (Hebrews 13:3) - Mondays with Mounce 331
I am reading a paper this week at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. It is entitled, “Do formal equivalent transla...
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October 8, 2018 | Bill Mounce
When Is Then, Then? (Matthew 27:38) - Mondays with Mounce 330
The longer I work in Greek, the more curious I am about conjunctions, and the more I am concerned about how we teach glosses. Take τότε for ...
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October 5, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Jesus' Possible Play on Judas' Words - Mondays with Mounce 329
When Jesus says that one of the disciples will betray him, Judas responds, μήτι ἐγώ εἰμι (Matt 26:25). μήτι shows that he expected to answer...
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September 17, 2018 | Bill Mounce
What Does This Prepositional Phrase Modify? (Acts 14:1) - Mondays with Mounce 327
Prepositional phrases are generally adverbial, but certainly not always. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell what they modify. Take Acts 1...
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September 10, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Did the Disciples Have Any Faith in Jesus? (Mark 4:38) - Mondays with Mounce 326
I have had a great summer off from my daily routines and have been busy on some major writing projects. They will be announced at this year’...
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July 2, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Lots of Little Things (John 21:1-14) - Mondays with Mounce 325
There are lots of little things in this section that make translating fun. If you are in class, make an experiment. Have everyone do their o...
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