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New Testament Words and Verses

The New Testament is the most recognized, read and studied classic from the ancient world. It is daily pondered, prayed over, closely or breezily read, but no one seems to have exhausted its content. Though hard data is lacking, I would venture to say that more than 99% of people who read the New Testament read it only in their native tongue.  The original Greek is inaccessible to them, either through lack of time, motivation or desire. 


The purpose of these more than 50 essays is to bring aspects of the riches of the Greek New Testament to you.  My essays usually address one specific topic and are not meant to yield a comprehensive treatment of the New Testament. In addition, my take on a particular topic is probably not one you have considered. Yet, I try to ground what I say in the words and nuances of the Greek text. If we believe that the New Testament is a living and active book, then it has not finished teaching us its message. Nor is even what we think we know from it forever fixed. That is, I use these essays as a way of exploring meaning, and raising questions, about what an ancient text like the New Testament might have meant then and might mean for us today.


The following essays represent a small fraction of my writing on the New Testament.

Anopheles (ἀνωφελής) "Uprofitable/Useless"      The Camel and the Eye of the Needle

Distracted (περισπάω) with Much Serving            NT Agricultural Verbs

Romans 1, One                                                         Romans 1, Two 

Romans 7:9-10

I Corinthians 5:9-13, One                                         I Corinthians 5:9-13, Two
I Corinthians 5:1, 5                                                    I Corinthians 5:2 
Paul and Boasting                                                    The Word ἐκκακέω/ενκακέω

NT Words for "Touch," One                                     NT Words for "Touch," Two

Biblical Words for "Jumping/Leaping"                   

Galatians 5:18-23                                                      Galatians 5:20

Galatians 5:21                                                            Galatians 5:22-23

Drunkenness and Recovery                          Prudence, Understanding and Self-Control


Ephesians 2:11-16                                                     Ephesians 4:2, Moral Terminology I        Moral Terminology II

Ephesians 4:8-9                                                       Ephesians 4:12-14                                    Ephesians 4: 12, 16                                                   Ephesians 4:14-15                                   I

Philippians 1:3-11                                                       Philippians 1:12-18

Philippians 1:19-24                                                    Philippians 1:25-30

Philippians 2:1-2                                                        Philippians 2:3-4

Philippians 2:5-11                                                      Philippians 2:12-18, One

Philippians 2:12-18, Two                                           Philippians 2:19-30, One

Philippians 2:19-30, Two                                          Philippians 3:1-7, One

Philippians 3:1-7, Two                                               Colossians 1:21-23                                  Colossians 2:20, Following the Rules                    Colossians 1, Rhetorical Overkill            Colossians 2, Paul's Opponents                             Colossians 2, Cheirographon I           

Colossians 2, Cheirographon II                              Colossians 2:23                                        Philemon, One                                                         Philemon, Two 

I Timothy 1:1-7                                                           I Timothy 1:8-11                                          II Timothy 3:1-4                 

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