Words Matter: Verses Containing Keywords In John Chapter 3

Words Matter: Verses Containing Keywords In John Chapter 3

believe, life, sign, judge (judgment), witness, love, sin, true (truth), Spirit, and king (kingdom). There isn’t a lot going on in the third chapter of John with unique language or grammar, but here is a list of the verses that contain our keywords. John 3:3 Jesus...
Words Matter: Pneuma

Words Matter: Pneuma

Words Matter: Πνεῦμα pneúma [wind, breath, life, Spirit], Sometimes, while translators are able to accurately convey the meaning of the section, in doing so, they lose the poetry or flow of the words that exist in the original language. The apostle Paul, in...
Words Matter: Dueling Commentaries

Words Matter: Dueling Commentaries

Sometimes the Bible is hard to understand, so we resort to using commentaries to help us. Along with this is often the viewpoint that if someone wrote a commentary, they must know what they’re talking about. So what do we do when we have two commentaries that...
Words Matter: Transliterate

Words Matter: Transliterate

Words matter: βαπτίζω, baptizō, baptize Transliterate verb (used with object), trans·lit·er·at·ed, trans·lit·er·at·ing. to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language: to transliterate the Greek Χ as ch UBS handbooks are...
Words Matter: A Deeper Dive

Words Matter: A Deeper Dive

μονογενής, monogenēs: only (one of its kind), unique; lit. only one made/born. The differences that we see in verse 14 of the different translations derive from the inability of language to adequately describe the unique position that Jesus Christ holds in being both...