Should Christians Judge? — Paradigm Shift

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Christians sometimes get confused with the concept of judging. Biblically we are commanded to judge (John 7:24 says, “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make it right judgement”). Then at the same time we are biblically told that we are not to …

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Book Review: Archaeology Study Bible


Faith & Self Defense

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible (Crossway, 2017) is a great addition to any Christian’s library and especially to those who want to help non-Christians understand the mountain of evidence for the truth of Christianity.

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Shedding Light on Difficult Bible Passages — Faithlife Today


Dr. Steve Runge discusses verses like Romans 8:28 that create challenges for Bible translators (:10), and an animated look at Psalm 36:5–9 (2:50). Study the Greek text of the New Testament with Dr. Runge If you’ve had some Greek before, or aren’t afraid of using a Greek interlinear, the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Datasets…

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Facts Don’t Matter – Part 2 — A Clear Lens


Father’s Day was a few days ago and I was fortunate to spend it with my father in-law, Lou. Stereotypical stigma aside, he’s a great guy and we have a great relationship. We have a lot of things in common that hold our relationship together: We’re both veterans; we both love Harley Davidsons; Lou has a…

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The two most common verbs in the New Testament and some of their forms (part 1: εἰμί)


A Workbook of New Testament Greek

By far the most common verbs in the NT are εἰμί (‘I am’), and λέγω (‘I say, I tell’).  Each is used well over 2,000 times in the New Testament, with the next most common verb (ἔχω – ‘I have’) coming in at 700 or so.

This post is the first of several which will look at the morphology and use of these two verbs.

είμί

Ἐιμί has present and future tense forms, plus a past; the past tense is considered to be imperfect, and thus part of the present tense system.  ‘To be’ verbs are often irregular; think of the English I am, you were, he will be, etc.

Εἰμί is normally parsed with tense and mood, but without voice.  Unusually, the optative exists; it will be covered in the next post.

There is an issue with the accentuation of εἰμί which I will not cover here; just be aware…

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Save Big on Top Zondervan Resources This June — Logos Bible Software Blog


Zondervan resources are some of the most popular offered on Logos. The reasons why are understandable: Zondervan consistently produces high quality, accessible, biblical and evangelical resources by top scholars and theologians. But discounts on Zondervan resources don’t come along often. That’s why we’ve put them in our June Publisher’s Spotlight—to give you savings of 30%…

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How to Do a Bible Word Study in English the Easy Way — Logos Bible Software Blog


I love writing for sharp readers; they keep me on my toes. And recently, on my post “The Easy Way to Do a Responsible Bible Word Study,” after studying the word hilasterion, one of them presented me with a challenge: Can we do a high quality word study using everyday English? . . . “Wrath”…

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