Category Archives: NT Greek

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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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-11

It took a bit longer than I would have liked to memorize the next three verses. This had more to do with my discipline than it does with their difficulty. Nevertheless, it is done. A video of my recitation of … Continue reading

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Consonance and Assonance in Philippians 1:9-10

The holidays wreak havoc on one’s schedule. The regime of one’s day is thrown into disarray. As soon as our holiday started, my memorization of Philippians became a distant thought of the past. Last night on our drive home from … Continue reading

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Memorizing Greek Philippians

About a month ago, one of my Greek Grammar students asked me about memorizing scripture. He asked if I memorized scripture in Greek and Hebrew, or an English translation. Much to his disappointment, and mine for that matter, I answered, … Continue reading

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