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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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February 8, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Is Jesus God? (Rom 9:5) - Mondays with Mounce
Prof. Bart Ehrman claims that originally John 1:18 declared Jesus to be the “unique Son” (μονογενὴς υἱός), which was later changed to “uniqu...
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January 25, 2021 | Bill Mounce
The Missing 17 Verses in the Bible - Mondays with Mounce
A while back I did a vlog on the supposed “17 Missing Verses” in modern translations, and the questions keep coming. So I thought I would cr...
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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 9, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Was Jesus Still Angry? (Mark 3:5) - Mondays with Mounce
A few weeks ago I wrote about Mark 1:41 and how the original text says, I believe, that Jesus was angry. This is one of the seven main passa...
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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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