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September 20, 2021 | Bill Mounce
When is Tribulation only Affliction? - Mondays with Mounce
How do you translate θλῖψις? If you translate it as “tribulation,” does that bring in foreign ideas in some contexts? This is a tricky one.BDAG gives the follow...
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September 14, 2021 | ZA Blog
Who Was Julian the Apostate?
In the AD 330s, 40s, and 50s, everything seemed to be going the church’s way. Successive emperors and co-emperors (Constantine II, Constantius II, Constans I, G...
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August 30, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Is “Dynamic Equivalent” a Dirty Word? - Mondays with Mounce
I was talking to someone yesterday who was explaining why he didn’t use the NIV. He referred to it as a “dynamic equivalent” translation, and it wasn’t a comple...
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September 20, 2021 | Bill Mounce
When is Tribulation only Affliction? - Mondays with Mounce
How do you translate θλῖψις? If you translate it as “tribulation,” does that bring in foreign ideas in some contexts? This is a tricky one.B...
Read More
September 14, 2021 | ZA Blog
Who Was Julian the Apostate?
In the AD 330s, 40s, and 50s, everything seemed to be going the church’s way. Successive emperors and co-emperors (Constantine II, Constanti...
Read More
August 30, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Is “Dynamic Equivalent” a Dirty Word? - Mondays with Mounce
I was talking to someone yesterday who was explaining why he didn’t use the NIV. He referred to it as a “dynamic equivalent” translation, an...
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August 16, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Did Jesus Care the Disciples were Drowning? (Mark 4:38) - Mondays with Mounce
Don't you find it strange that after many months with Jesus (we don't know how many), the disciples find themselves in a potentially fatal s...
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August 9, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Is Prayer Part of God's Armor? (Eph 6:18) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul encourages us to “put on (ἐνδύσασθε) the full armor of God” (v 11), and again to take up (ἀναλάβετε) the full armor of God (v 13). The ...
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July 26, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Do Modern Translations Deny the Trinity? (1 John 5:7b–8a) - Mondays with Mounce
It is often argued by a small but vocal minority of people that modern translations omit the doctrine of the Trinity. Despite the overwhelmi...
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July 19, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Answer the fool, or not? (Proverbs 26:4–5) - Mondays with Mounce
Some people say they don’t trust the Old Testament because of all the so-called contradictions. One of the apparent contradictions often poi...
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July 12, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Are the Gospels Truly Anonymous? - Mondays with Mounce
It has long been said that the Gospels are anonymous. At one level, that’s true. The names of the authors are not embedded in the text of th...
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June 28, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Should The Gospel of Thomas be in the Bible? - Mondays with Mounce
It appears that there were three tests as to whether a book was viewed as authoritative and therefore included in the biblical canon. With s...
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June 10, 2021 | ZA Blog
Exploring the Topic of Racial Identity
Today's post includes excerpts from Jemar Tisby’s book How to Fight Racism. For a deep dive into racism and race identity, pick up your copy...
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June 7, 2021 | Bill Mounce
Can Cornelius and Luke tell Time? (Acts 10:30) - Mondays with Mounce
“Cornelius said, ‘Four days ago at this hour, I was praying at the ninth hour in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright cloth...
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May 17, 2021 | Bill Mounce
What is “Genuine” Love? (Rom 12:9–13) - Mondays with Mounce
Romans 12:9 and the following verses give us an interesting challenge as to what it means and how to translate it. Specifically, where did a...
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May 11, 2021 | ZA Blog
What is philosophical theology?
This post is excerpted from Stephen T. Davis and Eric T. Yang’s An Introduction to Christian Philosophical Theology: Faith Seeking Understan...
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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 26, 2021 | Bill Mounce
The Faith of the University Skeptic - Mondays with Mounce
One of the things you will likely hear on the university campus is that the Bible’s depiction of Jesus is historically inaccurate. For examp...
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