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January 27, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Do we ask God to Forgive our Sins or our Trespasses? (Matt 6:12) - Mondays with Mounce
Have you ever been in a new church and were asked to say the Lord’s Prayer out loud? What almost always happens? You say, “Give us this day ...
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January 20, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Greek Exegesis and Humility (Mark 16:16) - Mondays with Mounce
I received an email the other day that reminded me that we all need to remind ourselves to have a little humility in doing our Greek exegesi...
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January 13, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Who or What is the Bread of Heaven? (John 6:33) - Mondays with Mounce
When the Greek is ambiguous, it is always nice to maintain that ambiguity in English. But usually you can’t and you have to make a decision....
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January 6, 2020 | Bill Mounce
“Who was, and Is, and Is to come” (Rev 1:4) - Mondays with Mounce
A friend of mine pointed out the irregularity of the grammar in this verse. When the biblical writers break what we consider to be “proper” ...
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December 9, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Are you thankful for someone’s faithfulness under trial? (2 Tim 1:3–5) - Mondays with Mounce
2 Tim 1:3–5 is one long Greek sentence, and it illustrates the dangers of breaking up a long Greek sentence into shorter English sentences, ...
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December 2, 2019 | Bill Mounce
How to tell a Story in Greek (1 Tim 1:6) - Mondays with Mounce
One place that Greek and English are quite different is in how they tell a story. English tends towards the “verb ... verb ... verb” constru...
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November 25, 2019 | Bill Mounce
When does “of” mean “namely” or “is”? – Mondays with Mounce
It is easy to confuse the two different types of appositional statements, so I thought I would do a more grammatical blog, and I’ll be using...
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November 18, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Idioms can be painful to translate, especially if you are not sure what they mean - Mondays with Mounce
Paul is arguing by that when a husband dies, his death severs the legal bonds of marriage (Rom 7:2). However, “if she is joined to another m...
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November 11, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Are you being saved while you are persevering? (1 Cor 15:2) - Mondays with Mounce
If you have studied theology very long, you know that the doctrine of salvation has three parts. It was an accomplished fact at the cross an...
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November 5, 2019 | Bill Mounce
For whom is the church responsible? (1 Tim 5:5) - Mondays with Mounce
Who is the widow that the church is required to care for? 1 Tim 5:3-16 deals with this issue. Since the church has limited resources, it is ...
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October 14, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Was Moses Exposed, Abandoned, or Thrown Out? — Mondays with Mounce
Dynamic equivalent translations are not overly concerned with concordance, i.e., translating the same Greek word with the same English word....
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March 27, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Who “Is” or “Becomes” your Neighbor? (Luke 10:36) — Mondays with Mounce
(You can watch this blog on YouTube.) Changes in tenses are important to note. Even if it is subtle, there is always a reason. Take the para...
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February 4, 2019 | Bill Mounce
My Father Died Last Week
I am going to interrupt my normal Greek blogs to share some thoughts about my dad, funerals, and death. Dad passed away due to complications...
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January 14, 2019 | Bill Mounce
When Did the Angels Come? (Mark 1:13) — Mondays with Mounce 339
Language is imprecise. It would be great if all of us said exactly what we meant, and meant exactly what we said, but that is neither human ...
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January 8, 2019 | Bill Mounce
Are All Translations Wrong? (The "Net" in Mark 1:16) — Mondays with Mounce 338
Rarely do I find a translation that makes no sense to me, and since this particular one is replicated in all the translations, I am assuming...
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December 17, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Benefit Do You Receive from Your Giving? (Philippians 4:17) — Mondays with Mounce 337
(You can watch this blog post on YouTube.) One of the fundamental lessons everyone who does word studies needs to understand is that words h...
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