Author Archives: Jacob Cerone

On Removing the Comma From My Brother’s Eye

I have two active tasks on my agenda: (1) Translate through the NT in my personal time, and (2) write my thesis. The two of these tasks collided yesterday as I ran through the edits my good friend Thomas Hudgins … Continue reading

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Alliteration in Luke 8:5

In my translation for this morning I noticed some alliteration: Ἐξῆλθεν ὁ σπείρων τοῦ σπεῖραι τὸν σπόρον αὐτοῦ (Lk 8:5) As I translated the text, I noticed that the alliteration is naturally retained in an English translation, “A sower went out … Continue reading

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Logos Reading Plan

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite features in Logos. At the beginning of this month, I discovered the SBLGNT reading plan. The reading plan breaks down all the passages in the NT into manageable chunks to … Continue reading

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Camping around Mt. Baker

This weekend, Mary Beth, Elijah, Tölpel, Jazz, and I went camping with friends from Logos to celebrate a birthday. It was quite the adventure. When we arrived at the national park, all cell phone service went out. Since all the … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals the Little Children? Preliminary Thoughts on Mark 10:13

Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus and the little children. A group of individuals bring children to Jesus, and his disciples rebuke them. Jesus, in turn, welcomes them and uses the occasion as an opportunity to … Continue reading

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An Unbelieving Generation: Mark 9:19

This morning in my reading I came across Mark’s pericope of the demon-possessed boy in Mark 4:14–29. If you are unfamiliar with the story, a father comes to Jesus requesting that he heal his son who has a spirit that … Continue reading

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Learn to Read New Testament Greek: A Brief Review

Though I have been using my mentor’s Greek Grammar for some time now, I don’t think I have ever taken the time to mention what I like most of Black’s presentation of NT Greek Grammar. Since I mentioned that it … Continue reading

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Handing off the Baton

My time as research assistant for Dr. Black—and intern at Logos for that matter—is quickly coming to an end. I will greatly miss the responsibilities of both positions. But I’m not the focus of this post. I wanted to introduce … Continue reading

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Kindle Deal: Learn to Read New Testament Greek

Dr. David Alan Black’s book, Learn to Read New Testament Greek, is currently on sale for $7.99 (Kindle version). If you have been itching to learn NT Greek, here’s your chance to do it with an excellent text for little money!

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A Good Reminder

Quote from Boice’s Expositional Commentary on Ephesians: “The second meaning of the word “faithful” is “to continue in faith” or, as we might say, “to keep the faith.” It involves the idea of perseverance in the Christian life, enduring to … Continue reading

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