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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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April 27, 2020 | Bill Mounce
What is the Sign of their Destruction? (Phil 1:28) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul is encouraging the Philippian Christians to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, which means they will stand...
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April 20, 2020 | Bill Mounce
“Cast all your anxiety on him” — even Covid-19 (1 Peter 5:7) - Mondays with Mounce
Peter tells us to take our anxious worries off of ourselves and place them on God. Easier said than done! This verse has always bothered me...
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April 13, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Waves and a Virus: Which is Greater? (Rev 1:15) - Mondays with Mounce
When John first hears the voice behind him, he turns and sees the seven golden lampstands with Jesus standing in their midst, dressed in a r...
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April 6, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Paul's Prayer for Glorious and Lavish Strength (Eph 3:6) - Mondays with Mounce
Because Greek sentence structure, especially Paul’s, can line up a series of clauses that are not necessarily sequential, it can be difficul...
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March 23, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Does God “Knew” or “Knows” his own? (2 Tim 2:19 and Covid-19) - Mondays with Mounce
The relationship between time and aspect can sometimes be a tad elusive. Is Paul talking about God’s prior knowledge (“knew”) or his ongoing...
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March 9, 2020 | Bill Mounce
The Trinitarian Formula in 1 John 5:7–8 - Mondays with Mounce
One of the ongoing attacks on modern translations has to do with the Trinitarian formula in 1 John 5:7–8. The accusation is that modern tran...
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March 2, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Two Helpful Techniques in Translating Greek (Heb 11:6) - Mondays with Mounce
Note: you can watch this blog on YouTube The other day I asked about the two-fold requirement in Heb 11:6, and it is a great verse to illu...
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February 24, 2020 | Bill Mounce
What is a “Real” Jew” (Rom 2:28–29) - Mondays with Mounce
Every once in a while I see a translation where there is no Greek in any form behind the English. I know at times this is necessary for conv...
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February 17, 2020 | Bill Mounce
Did You Know Paul was Raised in Minnesota? (Rom 8:17) - Mondays with Mounce
I was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, from kindergarten through Junior High School, and one of the oddities I picked up is the tendency to en...
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