Category Archives: Greek

Hearts and minds

Mark 6:45-52 is the familiar story of Jesus walking on the water, which comes right after the story of the feeding of the five thousand. The narrator in v. 52 concludes that the disciples might have understood how Jesus could walk on the water if they had been able to really understand that he was […]

1 Cor 13:7 – the language of love

One of the most famous and beloved passages in the NT is 1 Cor 13. I have been digging into the Greek text of verse 7 recently and thought I might share my thoughts with you. The Greek words are: πάντα στέγει, πάντα πιστεύει, πάντα ἐλπίζει, πάντα ὑπομένει. RSV provides a fairly literal translation: Love […]

The incarnation of the Logos

There is nothing so profound and so beautiful as the beginning of John’s Gospel. Mirroring the beginning of Genesis but conscripting the language of the Greek philosophers, John begins, “In the beginning was the Logos.” My own style is more like Luke’s: “The time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth […]

SBL Greek New Testament

HT: David Haslam Open Scriptures announces the availability of the SBL Greek New Testament. This is a first-ever freely downloadable modern critical edition of the Greek New Testament with apparatus. Congratulations and thanks are due to the many individuals and organizations that have worked to make this possible. The edition is available for Logos Software, as […]


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