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5 of Our Favorite Posts from Bill Mounce

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Koinonia tips its hat to Bill Mounce, who’s shared over 75 weeks of tips, insights, anecdotes, encouragements, Watch-out-for’s, and Oh-now-I-see’s. You teach us a lot, Dr. Mounce. Thank you.

Editors Picks: 5 Favorite Posts from Mondays with Mounce

1. Are We God’s Poem? (60) "God did not speak English..."


2. What’s an Anacoluthon? (62b) “Statements of the doctrine of Inspiration should not be based on how we think God should have done it, but on what we can see of how he did...”

[Hey, did you notice this is the second Mondays with Mounce post numbered 62?  That’s too perfect, considering this post is about textual errors. :) ]


3. Is a Moros a Moron? (21) “I know it is tempting to show a little Greek knowledge and try to create a helpful word picture, but unless you are absolutely confident that your Greek is absolutely right, I strongly urge you not to display your Greek knowledge...”


4. Was Timothy Timid or Fearful? (17) “I am a bit at a loss to know where "timid" came from...”


5. How Do You Use Greek in the Pulpit? (22) “My prayer is that I never use Hebrew and Greek in such a way as to elevate myself, to make something of myself...”


Those are some of our favorites. How about yours?

BillWilliam D. [Bill] Mounce posts every Monday about the Greek language, exegesis, and related topics at Koinonia. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Basics of Biblical Greekand is the general editor for Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of the Old and New Testament Words. He served as the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version Bible translation, and is currently on the Committee for Bible Translation for the NIV. Learn more and visit Bill's blog (co-authored with scholar and his father Bob Mounce) at

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