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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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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 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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March 9, 2020 | Bill Mounce
The Trinitarian Formula in 1 John 5:7–8 - Mondays with Mounce
One of the ongoing attacks on modern translations has to do with the Trinitarian formula in 1 John 5:7–8. The accusation is that modern tran...
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July 23, 2019 | ZA Blog
What is Majority Text Theory?
The Majority Text theory is quite different from those who embrace the textus receptis. Although often they are mingled together. By s...
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June 18, 2019 | ZA Blog
Dan Wallace on how New Testament manuscripts are discovered
The Institute for New Testament Textual Research in Munster, Germany holds the official catalog of the New Testament manuscripts. If th...
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September 7, 2016 | ZA Blog
What Language Did Jesus Speak?
Have you ever wondered what language Jesus spoke? Let’s take a closer look. What Languages Were Spoken in First-century Palestine? Befo...
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April 18, 2016 | Bill Mounce
Nuances of Lost Meaning (James 1:6) - Mondays with Mounce 286
I just came home from Houston where we were recording Bruce Waltke’s class on Psalms for BiblicalTraining.org. We didn’t quite finish so I w...
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January 4, 2016 | Bill Mounce
Hearing and Doing (James 1:23-24) - Mondays with Mounce 279
Anyone involved in translation knows that it is almost impossible to hit the nail directly on the head, so to speak. We either say too littl...
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