A Reply to Pretrib Thomas Ross and His Faulty Understanding of the Aorist Greek Tense-Form in Revelation 6:17

Thomas Ross of Mukwonago Baptist Church in Mukwonago, Wisconsin has written a critique of the prewrath position. One particular point that Ross asserts is the following: Furthermore, the fact that God’s wrath “is come” in Revelation 6:17 is an aorist indicative indicates that past time is the strong basic predisposition, so that the fundamental tendency for interpretation […]

I have one opening starting in November for my online Greek course!

First come, first serve. Contact me if you want to start learning Greek next month. Here is the Greek Page.    

A Reply to Renald Showers on James 5:7–9, Imminency, and the Meaning of the Greek Perfect Tense – Ep. 44

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/044-A_Reply_to_Renald_Showers_on_James_57_9_Imminency_and_the_Meaning_of_the_Greek_Perfect_Tense.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to pretrib teacher Renald Showers and his misunderstanding of the Greek perfect tense-form and thus his interpretation of James 5:7–9 and how that affects his pretrib imminency. Specifically, I responded to the following statement by Renald E. Showers: “[T]he fact that the Greek verbs translated […]

Want to Learn Koine Greek? Beginning and Intermediate Greek Grammars, Linguistics, and Biblical Resources

I plan to post an extended bibliography on Greek linguistics. But I know some of you will want to get up and running right now. Here is my opinion. For beginning Greek grammars I recommend Rodney Decker’s first year Greek grammar coming out November 18 (soon), Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook; and […]

How to — and Not to — Perform “Word” Studies in Greek and Hebrew

I highly recommend reading the following article on doing “word” studies, and how to avoid fallacious “word” studies. I place the word “word” in italics because there is no such thing as a word having a meaning outside of its context. And yet, it is assumed by so many interpreters that words can have meanings […]

Interesting Phenomenon in Some Greek Manuscripts of the Book of Revelation

http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-curious-image-of-sun-in-revelation-92.html  

Was the Gospel of Matthew Originally Written in Hebrew or Greek?

The short answer is: Greek. Michael Brown gives the long answer: http://realmessiah.com/read/review-understanding-difficult-words-jesus  

Did Jesus Ever Teach In Greek?

http://www.tyndalehouse.com/tynbul/library/TynBull_1993_44_2_01_Porter_JesusTeachGreek.pdf  

Studying the Book of Daniel in the Original Aramaic and Hebrew

This article is for those who desire to learn the Old Testament in the original languages, especially studying the book of Daniel in its original language. I want to give some helpful resources for learning Biblical Aramaic and Hebrew. Studying the original biblical languages—Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek—is not for the fainthearted. But for those who […]