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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 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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May 23, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Miracles Do Happen - Mondays with Mounce
Who Condemns? (Romans 8:34)There is a peculiar change in the 2011 NIV. The 1984 says, “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more ...
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May 2, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Does anyone say "unto" anymore? (Luke 2:11) - Mondays with Mounce
Every once in a while I come across a phrase that makes no sense in English, even in the NIV. I expect it more with translations like the NA...
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April 25, 2022 | Bill Mounce
More Words Than Differences among the New Testament Manuscripts. Part 1.
Prof Bart Ehrman is famous for his rhetorically powerful statement that there are more differences among the Greek manuscripts of the New Te...
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April 18, 2022 | Bill Mounce
God's Gracious Gift of Suffering (Phil 1:29) - Mondays with Mounce
I heard a popular preacher the other day say that he will not accept any theology that allows for suffering. All suffering, he says, is outs...
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April 4, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Was Jesus “Begotten” or Unique? - Mondays with Mounce
“Begotten” is the KJV translation of μονογενής in John 3:16. It describes the unique relationship of Jesus to the Father. However, the KJV ...
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March 28, 2022 | Bill Mounce
How can I be Perfect? (Matthew 5:48) - Mondays with Mounce
Jesus asserts that unless a person’s righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees and scribes, they will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Mat...
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March 7, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Biblical Contradictions: Jesus' Genealogy - Mondays with Mounce
Matthew and Luke have two different genealogies for Jesus, not even agreeing on the name of his grandfather. Is this a contradiction? I will...
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February 28, 2022 | Bill Mounce
Concordance or Meaning? (Matt 7:13–14) - Mondays with Mounce
When the biblical writer sets a parallel structure, I think it is important to try and keep that parallelism in translation. But there are t...
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