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February 19, 2019 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Book of Acts?
The following post is adapted from Robert H. Gundry’s online course, New Testament Survey. According to church tradition, Luke wrote the boo...
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February 12, 2019 | ZA Blog
Why Did the Philippians Send Paul a Gift?
One of the reasons why Paul wrote Philippians was to thank them for supporting his ministry—not just in prayer, but with a financial gift. H...
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February 7, 2019 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote Philippians?
The very first verse in Philippians attributes the letter to the Apostle Paul. Right from the beginning, it says who it’s from and who it’s ...
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February 5, 2019 | ZA Blog
The Meaning of Philippians 4:19: "And my God will meet all your needs"
Like Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:19 is a popular verse that’s often misused. After thanking the Philippians for generously supporting hi...
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February 1, 2019 | ZA Blog
The meaning of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who gives me strength”
Philippians 4:13 is one of the most well-known New Testament verses, but it’s also notoriously misused. After telling his audience that he’s...
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January 29, 2019 | ZA Blog
Why Paul Wrote the Letter to the Philippians
Philippians is a letter about joy. Writing from prison, Paul describes the joys of following Christ and persevering for the gospel, and the ...
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January 21, 2019 | ZA Blog
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Right now, save up to 77% on Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) eBooks that deliver biblical scholarship at its best. Get the deals today becaus...
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January 10, 2019 | ZA Blog
Women in the Bible: What We Learn from the Book of Luke
Opponents of Christianity will often suggest that the Bible has a low view of women. It’s a patriarchal book with a patriarchal worldview. I...
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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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December 12, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
What Does Justification Mean? 7 Things You Need to Know
When we reflect on the meaning of salvation—and on our piety, mission, and life together—our thought necessarily engages the doctrine of jus...
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December 10, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Greek Students Should Do Two Translations (Matthew 13:11) — Mondays with Mounce 336
(Note: you can watch this blog post on YouTube.) In first year Greek we historically do just one wooden, word-for-word translation. This way...
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November 27, 2018 | Bill Mounce
How Much Should We Ask of Our Students? (Mark 12:28) — Mondays with Mounce 332
I am thinking quite a bit these days about sequencing, and how different biblical Greek is from English, which then raises interesting probl...
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October 8, 2018 | Bill Mounce
When Is Then, Then? (Matthew 27:38) - Mondays with Mounce 330
The longer I work in Greek, the more curious I am about conjunctions, and the more I am concerned about how we teach glosses. Take τότε for ...
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October 5, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Jesus' Possible Play on Judas' Words - Mondays with Mounce 329
When Jesus says that one of the disciples will betray him, Judas responds, μήτι ἐγώ εἰμι (Matt 26:25). μήτι shows that he expected to answer...
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October 2, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
The Reformation's Influence on How We Got Our Bible
The accessibility of the Bible in most of the world’s major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story: how we got the ...
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September 24, 2018 | Bill Mounce
What Is a “Divided Tongue”? (Acts 2:3) - Mondays with Mounce 328
I am not sure why there are so many differences among the translations on Acts 2:3, but it is fun to think through the options. The order of...
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