Bill Mounce

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Is the Bible a Modern or Ancient Book? (Rom 13:3)
Is the Bible an Ancient Book?
Is the ESV Literal and the NIV Gender Neutral?
Is the Gospel Glorious, or is it about the Glory of Christ? (2 Cor 4:4)
Is the Gospel Glorious, or is the Gospel about the Glory of Christ? (2 Cor 4:6)
Is the gospel “about” Jesus or proclaimed “by” Jesus? (Mark 1:1)
Is the Holy Spirit a She?
Is the Marriage Bed Undefiled? (Heb 13:4)
Is the NIV liberal?
Is the subjunctive “shall” or “might”? (John 3:16)
Is the Sword the Spirit (Eph 6:17)?
Is there a difference between “certainly” and “never”? (Matt 5:20)
Is There an Evangelical Bias in Translation (Mark 5:23)
Is there ever a time to use “man”? (Col 3:9–10)
Is there meaning in structure? (Heb 12:1–2)
Is There Really No Condemnation for All Who Claim to Follow Christ? (Rom 8:1)
Is there such a thing as a “fake” Jew
Is waiting on tables a ministry? (Acts 6:2)
Is καί part of the text (Phil 2:4)?
Is κυριος Nominative or Vocative? (John 20:28)
Is “Beloved” Still a Word? (Romans 12:19)
Is “Dynamic Equivalent” a Dirty Word?
Is “has been causing to grow” redundant? (1 Cor 3:6)
Is “He is Risen” Passive?
Is “of” clear enough?
I’m Still Standing!
Jairus’ Daughter and Verb Tenses
Jesus is Back in Jude
Jesus is the Gospel (1 John 1:1)
Jesus' Ambiguous Answer to Judas (Matt 26:25)
Jesus’ possible play on Judas’ words
John 3:1 Now (δέ)
John 3:16 (quotation marks)
Judgment and Snare of the Devil (1 Tim 3:6-7)
Keeping Word Plays (1 Tim 1:8)
Language is a Portrayal of Reality
Let’s Play “Fill in the Blanks” (1 Timothy 4:3)
Literal Translations and Paraphrases
Literally, There is No Such Thing as Literal
Literary Power and the Indefinite Article (Matt 5:38)
Lost in Pronouns (Luke 11:22)
Lots of Little Things (John 21:1-14)
Lots of noise in heaven (δεῖ; Luke 15:32)
Loving God, Others, and Ourselves
Luke 1:80 and the Imperfect
Man, a Man, Men at Familymas (Matt 9:8)
Meaning is Primarily Conveyed by Phrases, Not by Individual Words
Metaphors (Matt 11:19)
Missing Bible Verses
More on Aktionsart and how words convey meaning