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…More

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…More

NICNT in Accordance Bible Software

This is the first post in a series on NICOT/NT in Accordance Bible Software. The second and third posts are here and here. Many people think of Bible commentaries similar to the way they think of friends. You have sat and talked with them late into the night. You have worked with them in the…More

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…More

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…More

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!…More

Raskól & Razúm

Chapter five of Crime and Punishment is the hardest to read — the one where the poor horse is beaten to death. It is a dark, brutally vivid premonition. Just before the fateful day, Raskolnikov is walking around in fits of passion, unsure what he will do next. He lies down and sleeps and dreams.…More

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…More

LXX Psalm 4

For the end with psalms — a song of David When I called, the God of my justice heard me. When hard-pressed, you made space for me. Have compassion and hear my prayer. Sons of men, how long will you be thick-headed? Why do you love ridiculousness and chase a lie? ※ And know well…More

LXX Psalm 3

A psalm of David when he was running from Absolom his son Lord, why have those who persecute me become so many? Many stand against me. Many say about me, “There is no safety for him in his God.” ※ But you, Lord, are the one who protects me, my glory and the one who…More