Category Archives: NT Greek

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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Pericope Adulterae

Here’s a quick reminder about the Pericope Adulterae conference being held at SEBTS this weekend. I hope to see you there. Whether or not you are able to make it, keep you eyes tuned to social media. We will be … Continue reading

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Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek

Since there is a deluge of reviews of Constantine Campbell’s Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek in the biblioblogger world, just take a look at this list compiled by Koinonia, I will not post a full review of the book. Instead, I want … Continue reading

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Memorizing Philippians: An Unexpected Downside

As I continue to progress in my goal of memorizing the book of Philippians in Greek (I added three more verses yesterday on my drive up to Virginia), I noticed something unexpected. My mind was “chunking” the text. Those of … Continue reading

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