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March 6, 2023 | bill-mounce
Can Women Braid their Hair? (1 Tim 2:9) - Mondays with Mounce
One of the more misused verses in the Bible is 1 Timothy 2:9 and its supposed four-fold prohibition against braided hair, gold, pearls, expe...
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February 27, 2023 | bill-mounce
“White for Harvest” (John 4:35) - Mondays with Mounce
After speaking to the woman from Samaria, Jesus says to his disciples, “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’?...
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February 20, 2023 | bill-mounce
Keeping Word Plays (1 Tim 1:8) - Mondays with Mounce
Word plays in Greek are notoriously difficult to maintain when translating into English, usually impossible. And when you can bring them int...
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February 6, 2023 | bill-mounce
Salvation by God’s Grace, Not Our Works (Eph 1:10) - Mondays with Mounce
If there ever was a question about salvation being by God’s grace and not as a result of something we do, just read Ephesians 1:1–10. Paul i...
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January 30, 2023 | bill-mounce
How do. You Know You are Forgiven? (1 John 1:9) - Mondays with Mounce
Well-known verses are hard to translate. Even if the historical translation is a little off, committees are slow to change. 1 John 1:9 is on...
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January 23, 2023 | bill-mounce
Jesus is the Gospel (1 John 1:1) - Mondays with Mounce
When I start to write a letter, my emphasis is on clarity. Not so with John. In fact, there are quite a few exegetical difficulties in v 1 t...
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January 9, 2023 | bill-mounce
Does the Present Tense Necessarily Mean “Now but not later”? (1 Tim 2:12) - Mondays with Mounce
1 Timothy 2:12 is one of the most debated verses today. My point in discussing it is not to enter into the general debate but to deal with a...
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December 19, 2022 | bill-mounce
When to Trust a Word’s Etymology (1 Tim 1:3) - Mondays with Mounce
Most of us are familiar with Don Carson’s excellent book, Exegetical Fallacies, and most of us are aware of the common error called the “ety...
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December 12, 2022 | bill-mounce
Who are the True Pastor/Scholars? (Philippians 2:2) - Mondays with Mounce
Philippians 2:2 is a confusing sentence grammatically, although its meaning is clear. Fee comments that in “the apodosis there is an equally...
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December 5, 2022 | bill-mounce
Are the Greek Texts of the Bible Corrupt? An Example (1 John 1:4) - Mondays with Mounce
People often say the Greek manuscripts behind the New Testament are so corrupt that we can’t trust them. Ehrman is famous for his line that ...
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November 30, 2022 | leefields
“From My Mother’s Womb” (Psalm 22:9–10), Part 2: The Artful Hebrew Bible
This is part 2 of the fourth in a series of Hebrew and You looking at art in the Hebrew Bible as seen in Ps 22. The series began in April, a...
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November 28, 2022 | bill-mounce
Is There Really No Condemnation for All Who Claim to Follow Christ? (Rom 8:1) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul can sometimes make broad statements that are open to misunderstanding, especially when read out of context. In some of these cases, we ...
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November 14, 2022 | bill-mounce
Why would any law be against Virtues? (Gal 2:23) - Mondays with Mounce
Paul ends his list of the fruits of the Spirit with the general, “against such things there is no law” (Gal 5:23). Most likely, it is meant ...
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November 7, 2022 | bill-mounce
Are There Two Different Gospels? (Gal 2:7) - Mondays with Mounce
The KJV gives us an unfortunate translation of the genitive in Galatians 2:7, which can be easily misunderstood as teaching that there are t...
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October 31, 2022 | bill-mounce
Why does the NIV add the word “All” in Romans 3:24? - Mondays with Mounce
Because Greek is an inflected language, the grammar contains meaning that often is lost in translation. This is why translators have to add ...
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October 27, 2022 | ZA Blog
A Tribute to Gordon D. Fee by Stan Gundry
I first became acquainted with Gordon when we were both still young men—about 50 years ago. The man I came to know was one to be admired, re...
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