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September 20, 2021 | Bill Mounce
When is Tribulation only Affliction? - Mondays with Mounce
How do you translate θλῖψις? If you translate it as “tribulation,” does that bring in foreign ideas in some contexts? This is a tricky one.B...
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August 30, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Is “Dynamic Equivalent” a Dirty Word? - Mondays with Mounce
I was talking to someone yesterday who was explaining why he didn’t use the NIV. He referred to it as a “dynamic equivalent” translation, an...
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August 16, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Did Jesus Care the Disciples were Drowning? (Mark 4:38) - Mondays with Mounce
Don't you find it strange that after many months with Jesus (we don't know how many), the disciples find themselves in a potentially fatal s...
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August 9, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Is Prayer Part of God's Armor? (Eph 6:18) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul encourages us to “put on (ἐνδύσασθε) the full armor of God” (v 11), and again to take up (ἀναλάβετε) the full armor of God (v 13). The ...
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July 26, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Do Modern Translations Deny the Trinity? (1 John 5:7b–8a) - Mondays with Mounce
It is often argued by a small but vocal minority of people that modern translations omit the doctrine of the Trinity. Despite the overwhelmi...
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July 19, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Answer the fool, or not? (Proverbs 26:4–5) - Mondays with Mounce
Some people say they don’t trust the Old Testament because of all the so-called contradictions. One of the apparent contradictions often poi...
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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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