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June 5, 2023 | bill-mounce
Can Women Only Work at Home? (Titus 2:5)
Before I get into this blog, I want to share an interesting fact that someone sent me. This is my 500th episode for Monday w/ Mounce. I star...
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May 8, 2023 | bill-mounce
He … he … he … (Mark 3:7 – 5:6)
One of the more interesting passages in the Bible is the 73 verses between Mark 3:7 and 5:6 because the name “Jesus” never occurs. In 3:7 “J...
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May 4, 2023 | Kent Hendricks
Zondervan welcomes Rev. Dr. David McNutt as the new senior acquisitions editor for Zondervan Academic
Zondervan today announced that Rev. Dr. David McNutt will join the company as Zondervan Academic’s senior acquisitions editor. He will start...
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April 24, 2023 | bill-mounce
One Example of the Passion Mistranslation (John 15:2)
I hesitate to blog on this verse again. When I did previously I was inundated with people driven more by their theological convictions than...
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April 10, 2023 | bill-mounce
Submissive to Whom? (1 Tim 2:11) - Mondays With Mounce
When talking about women in Ephesian leadership, Paul starts by saying, “A woman should learn in quietness, in all submissiveness (ἐν πάσῃ ...
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April 3, 2023 | bill-mounce
Do Elder’s Children Have to be Believers? (Titus 1:6) - Mondays with Mounce
One of the more difficult passages to translate in the Pastorals is Titus 1:6 and the question as to whether an elder’s children have to ha...
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March 27, 2023 | bill-mounce
Is Everything that Happens Good? (Rom 8:28) - Mondays with Mounce
Romans 8:28 is a source of comfort for many in the midst of pain, and it can also be a challenge, even discouraging, for them as well. Part ...
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March 20, 2023 | bill-mounce
Think Grammatically (Rev 1:2) - Mondays with Mounce
Sometimes in translating we have to think grammatically, to think through the structure of the passage before trying to actually translate i...
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March 13, 2023 | bill-mounce
God has No Concern for Oxen! Right? (1 Cor 9:9) - Mondays with Mounce
One of the dangers of simply translating word-for-word is that sometimes the translation is not only awkward English but actually wrong, dep...
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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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