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HiDef Mondays: All about Participles 3

Participles as Verbs: Part 1 Backgrounding action within a clause In the first post of this series we noted that Greek participles are a hybrid form, part verb and part noun, based on the morphological information they contain. We looked at how they...

HiDef Mondays: All about Participles 2

Participles as Adjectives In last week’s post, we looked at the role of participles substituted for nouns, creating a dynamic portrait, an alias for some other expression. Participles can also serve as adjectival modifiers, accomplishing the same...

HiDef Mondays: All about Participles

Today’s post is the inaugural edition of HiDef Mondays, in which Faithlife’s Scholar-in-Residence Steve Runge and his team explore peculiarities and practicalities in Greek and Hebrew grammar. Check back every Monday to find a new insight for...

Finding the Trinity in the OT

When studying the Trinity, it makes sense to start with the New Testament and the words of Jesus in passages like Matthew 28:19 and John 15:26. But what about the Old Testament? Was the idea of a Trinity or Godhead ever mentioned? Was it heretical...

Sense of the Day: Church

Sense: church n. — an orderly congregation specifically of those who trust in Jesus as the Messiah (or those who compose it). Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches (ἐκκλησία). Rev 3:13 New Testament authors...

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