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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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April 5, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Can you remember what happened 30 years ago? - Mondays with Mounce
What would you do if your child came over to your house, said he no longer believed the Bible, and renounced his faith? On top of that, he s...
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March 29, 2021 | Bill Mounce
The Bible and the Telephone Game - Mondays with Mounce
One common challenge made by skeptics of the Bible is that memory is faulty. It “leaks” and cannot be trusted over a long period of time. Th...
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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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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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