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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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December 6, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Book of Isaiah?
Scholars generally accept that the Book of Isaiah was at least partially written by the prophet Isaiah, during the eighth century BC. Howeve...
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December 4, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
3 Reasons Why You Should (Re)consider the Doctrine of Justification
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 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
Comfort, Comfort My People: The Meaning of Isaiah 40:1
After 39 chapters of narrative, the Book of Isaiah makes a dramatic shift: it becomes a book of poetry. But it makes another, perhaps more r...
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December 3, 2018 | Bill Mounce
When Does “No” Become “Never”? (Mark 10:15) — Mondays with Mounce 335
It is often said that translators are traitors. They are traitors because they either over- or under-translate the meaning of the original t...
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November 29, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Why Do We Learn? — Mondays with Mounce 334
One of the advantages of formal equivalent translations is that they tend to maintain the distinction between dependent and independent cons...
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November 28, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
A Primer on the Legacy of Preaching: Volume Two (Enlightenment to the Present Day)
What do Charles Spurgeon and Charles Finney, D. L. Moody and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. all have in comm...
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November 28, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Who or What Is the “Old Man”? (Colossians 3:9) — Mondays with Mounce 333
Translation without interpretation is impossible. There may be verses where there is no question as to what the author meant, but there are ...
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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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November 21, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
David and Goliath: 6 Lessons (1 Samuel 17 Commentary)
“The book of Samuel is one of the great literary works in human history,” writes Paul Evans in 1-2 Samuel (Story of God Bible Commentary). “...
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November 20, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How Does Genesis 1–11 Speak Truly? Six Insights
What does it mean to say Genesis 1-11 speaks truly? Is Genesis a historically accurate, scientific narrative? What does it mean to be a good...
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November 14, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How Should Biblical Morality Shape Immigration, Refugee, and Border Policy?
One of the more controversial issues of our day—both in the US and abroad, both political and moral—is how a nation should shape and enforce...
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November 13, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
A Primer on the Legacy of Preaching: Volume One (Apostles to the Revivalists)
What do Augustine and Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther and Matthew Henry, John Bunyan and Johnathan Edwards all have in common? They embody ...
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November 13, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Is Hypostatic Union?
Hypostatic union is how Christians explain the relationship between Jesus’ divine nature, his human nature, and his being. It means that Jes...
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November 12, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Do You Ever Leave a Translation Meaningless? (Hebrews 13:3) - Mondays with Mounce 331
I am reading a paper this week at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. It is entitled, “Do formal equivalent transla...
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November 8, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Why Morality Matters: An Introduction to Ethics by Scott B. Rae
“Why be moral?” Perhaps it’s to fulfill some sort of social contract forged between human beings in order to transcend the state of nature? ...
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