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June 7, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Can Cornelius and Luke tell Time? (Acts 10:30) - Mondays with Mounce
“Cornelius said, ‘Four days ago at this hour, I was praying at the ninth hour in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright cloth...
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May 17, 2021 | Bill Mounce
What is “Genuine” Love? (Rom 12:9–13) - Mondays with Mounce
Romans 12:9 and the following verses give us an interesting challenge as to what it means and how to translate it. Specifically, where did a...
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May 10, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Word Study: “Affection” (σπλάγχνον) - Mondays with Mounce
We live in such a culture of un-grace, one without natural affection. Whether it is rancid politics or gossipy and critical people in the ch...
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May 3, 2021 | Bill Mounce
When does “Not” mean “Never”? (Matthew 5:18) - Mondays with Mounce
Greek has a wonderful ability to state a prohibition with different nuances. Unfortunately, these nuances are often lost in translation. A p...
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April 12, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Did the Judge Fear Getting Beat Up? (Luke 18:5) - Mondays with Mounce
As an example of persistence in prayer, Jesus tells the parable of the persistent widow pestering the unjust judge until he vindicates her. ...
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March 22, 2021 | Bill Mounce
What does “I Could Wish” Actually Mean? (Romans 9:3) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul often gets a bad rap for seeming to be too caustic and judgmental. It’s too bad that this opinion is not more often balanced by Paul’s ...
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March 15, 2021 | Bill Mounce
A Subject and its Verb can be “Miles” Apart (Romans 8:3) - Mondays with Mounce
Note: This blog is on YouTube as well.Because Greek is an inflected language, the order of the words is not as critical as it is in English....
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February 22, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Filling in the Blanks (Romans 6:5) - Mondays with Mounce
When we construct a parallel sentence in English, we can leave out words in the second half, assuming them from the first half. We do it so ...
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January 18, 2021 | Bill Mounce
When a Gloss is Not Enough - Mondays with Mounce
Sorry I have been gone for a while. Between a wedding, holiday’s, travels, and finishing a book, life has been a little chaotic. But things ...
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January 4, 2021 | Bill Mounce
“Real” Circumcision (Rom 2:28–19) - Mondays with Mounce
From time to time, I find myself wondering why translators wouldn’t simply translate the Greek and let the chips lie where they fall. I know...
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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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