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Accordance Bible

NIC and Other Commentaries in Accordance

This is the third and final post on NIC in Accordance Bible Software. Here are links to the first and second. In this final post on the New International Commentary (NIC) in Accordance Bible Software, I want to demonstrate how the NIC commentary compares to other major commentary series. The idea for this post arose […]

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Bible Greek

Who’s God for, James?

I think many would say that according to James God is for people who have connected their faith to good works, the people who have their life together. James actually answers this question, and that is not what he says. In chapter 4, James says some hard things. He says that our interpersonal problems come […]

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LXX Psalm 7

A psalm of David that he sang to the Lord because of the words of Cushi, a Benjamite Lord, my God, in you I hoped. Save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me so that he doesn’t pounce on me like a lion when there is no one to rescue or save […]

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James and the Anxious

Some people read James chapter 2 and walk away feeling afraid. James 2 is the classic “faith without works is dead“ passage. Some read James and say to themeselves, “How can I actually be a Christian if this is the way things are supposed to be?” A bit of good news: James is writing to […]

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Accordance Bible Hebrew

NICOT in Accordance Bible Software

This is my second post discussing NIC in Accordance Bible software. The first post is here. The third post is here. The New International Commentary is wonderfully helpful resource, and it is currently deeply discounted in Accordance. It’s a sale that is worth your consideration. This post focuses on the Old Testament volumes and ways […]

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Bible Greek

Rough Water in Acts and James

It is interesting how reading patterns affect what you see in scripture. I think this is my third time through the Tyndale House Greek New Testament (THGNT), but it is the first time I’ve noticed how the theme of rough water spills over from Acts into James. You see, the order of the NT books […]

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Paul and the Whirlwind in Acts

When I think of imitation of Christ in Acts, the first picture that usually comes to mind is that of Stephen in chapter 7. Today, however, it’s Paul in chapters 21–22. In Acts 21:10–14, a prophet warns Paul that in Jerusalem he will be bound and treated severely. His friends begin weeping and begging him […]

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Bible Greek

Sights and Sounds of Acts

There are some cool words and expressions in Acts 21:3 that I want to point out. ἀναφάναντες δὲ τὴν Κύπρον καὶ καταλιπόντες αὐτὴν εὐώνυμον ἐπλέομεν εἰς Συρίαν καὶ κατήλθομεν εἰς Τύρον· ἐκεῖσε γὰρ τὸ πλοῖον ἦν ἀποφορτιζόμενον τὸν γόμον. First, ἀναφαίνω, which BDAG glosses … light up, cause to appear … τὴν Κύπρον we came […]

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LXX Psalm 6, “Mercy, Justice, Quickly”

For the end, in psalms, for the eighth; a psalm of David Lord, don’t deal with me in your anger; Don’t correct me in your wrath! Have mercy on me, Lord, because I am weak; restore me, Lord, because my bones were shaken, and my life was shaken utterly! And you, Lord, when?! Turn, Lord! […]

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LXX Psalm 5

For the end, for the heir — a psalm of David To my words listen, Lord! Make sense of my cry. Pay attention to the sound of what I’m asking, my king and my God, because I will pray to you, Lord. In the morning, you will hear my voice. In the morning, I will […]