Category Archives: NT Greek

Decker’s Grammar: A Follow Up

In my previous post, I mentioned that Decker’s introductory grammar to Koine Greek is large, outweighing even Wallace’s Beyond the Basics. Now that I’ve read the introduction and the first two chapters, I thought I should provide a follow up post … Continue reading

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Runge on a Roll

If you are interested in biblical Greek, you should check out what Steven Runge has been up to these days. Brian Renshaw recently interviewed him about his new High Definition Commentary on Romans. You can check out both parts of … Continue reading

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The Modern Minister and the Biblical Languages

Earlier today I read a great post over at biblioskolex entitled Review: The Minister and His Greek New Testament. The post, as it suggests, is a review of A. T. Robertson’s The Minister and His Greek New Testament, a collection of … Continue reading

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My Boy Is Ahead of the Class

Since it’s a cloudy day here in Bellingham, E thought it would be a good idea to nap and then wake up to a light read of “Letzte Wirksamkeit in Jerusalem” in Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum. If only I had his discipline … 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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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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