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May 23, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Miracles Do Happen - Mondays with Mounce
Who Condemns? (Romans 8:34)There is a peculiar change in the 2011 NIV. The 1984 says, “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more ...
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May 2, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Does anyone say "unto" anymore? (Luke 2:11) - Mondays with Mounce
Every once in a while I come across a phrase that makes no sense in English, even in the NIV. I expect it more with translations like the NA...
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April 25, 2022 | Bill Mounce
More Words Than Differences among the New Testament Manuscripts. Part 1.
Prof Bart Ehrman is famous for his rhetorically powerful statement that there are more differences among the Greek manuscripts of the New Te...
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April 18, 2022 | Bill Mounce
God's Gracious Gift of Suffering (Phil 1:29) - Mondays with Mounce
I heard a popular preacher the other day say that he will not accept any theology that allows for suffering. All suffering, he says, is outs...
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April 4, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Was Jesus “Begotten” or Unique? - Mondays with Mounce
“Begotten” is the KJV translation of μονογενής in John 3:16. It describes the unique relationship of Jesus to the Father. However, the KJV ...
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March 28, 2022 | Bill Mounce
How can I be Perfect? (Matthew 5:48) - Mondays with Mounce
Jesus asserts that unless a person’s righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees and scribes, they will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Mat...
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March 7, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Biblical Contradictions: Jesus' Genealogy - Mondays with Mounce
Matthew and Luke have two different genealogies for Jesus, not even agreeing on the name of his grandfather. Is this a contradiction? I will...
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February 28, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Concordance or Meaning? (Matt 7:13–14) - Mondays with Mounce
When the biblical writer sets a parallel structure, I think it is important to try and keep that parallelism in translation. But there are t...
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February 21, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Greek Word Order and Nuance (Eph 2:8–9) - Mondays with Mounce
There is meaning in Greek word order, but it is normally so nuanced that it can’t come out in translation. Ephesians 2:8–9 is one of the rar...
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February 7, 2022 | Bill Mounce
The Myth of “Literal Translations” (1 Tim 4:13) - Mondays with Mounce
Have you ever noticed that when you see something, perhaps something new or different, all of a sudden you start seeing it everywhere? You s...
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January 10, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Everything All of You Do Should be Done in Love (1 Corinthians 16:13–14)
Paul is ending his letter to the Corinthian church and concludes with a general admonition. V 13 illustrates the issue of aspect, and v 14 s...
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December 13, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Where O Where Did the Comma Go? (1 Cor 13:2) - Mondays with Mounce
Sometimes the absence of a comma can significantly alter the meaning of a passage, and its inclusion can clarify. 1 Corinthians 13:2 provide...
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December 6, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Who is Lower than the Angels? (Hebrews 2:6–8) - Mondays with Mounce
The challenge of translating Hebrews 2:6–8 is that the original context (Psalm 8) was talking about people in general (plural), but the auth...
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November 8, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Encouragement for Exhausted Pastors (2 Tim 1:10) - Mondays with Mounce
Adverbial participles are flexible little critters with a wide swatch of possible meanings. Usually their meaning is relatively clear, somet...
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November 1, 2021 | Bill Mounce
What Word Should I Study, and Why Italics Annoy Me - Mondays with Mounce
Everyone likes to do a Greek word study. Of all the things that we learn in Greek class, this is the one that stays with us the longest. The...
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October 11, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Bible Contradiction: Sinful Woman? (Luke 7:36-50) - Mondays with Mounce
There are two stories in the Gospels about a woman pouring perfume on Jesus, and there are enough differences that some people argue Luke cr...
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