Dear WE: What version of the Greek New Testament do you think is the best? And what are the differences between them? I have begun to learn Koine Greek and have been confused by all the different versions, as well as all the different fervent supporters and claims of these versions. Thanks in advance! Sincerely, […]

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Dear WE: I have been studying the modes of baptism and I hear Lutherans say that “baptism” just means “wash with water.” Most Greek dictionaries I’ve been looking at say that the primary definition is “immerse.” I also see a long standing tradition of “pouring” through out church history. Where do Lutherans get their definition […]

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Hi pastor, I have a question concerning the Greek word ‘hupakuo’. In your Greek Tuesday videos, you said that when we see that word translated as ‘obedience’ in English, we can substitute it with ‘believe’. But the online Greek Lexicons I checked showed it only to e translated as ‘to listen’, ‘to harken to a […]

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[youtube]ke6W77AUiG8[/youtube] Greek2sDay, CATALYZED, Luke 10:1-20, Apostleship, the Holy Office, Why Being Weak is Better, the chief end of mankind is throwing temper tantrums, a special treat is really coming, Belly Diving 35 Feet, Jesus and the Death Star (almost), my cool glasses, and even (yet more) technical problems and a fuzzy camera are unable to […]

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Dear WE team I realize as Lutherans we want to make absolutely sure that nothing is lost (or gained) in translating the Bible to English. Why does Rev. Fisk go back to the Greek language when it was originally written in Hebrew? Dear friend, Dear A: When you ask, “Why does Rev. Fisk go back […]

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Recently ran into someone advocating political reinterpretations of Christ’s gospel as financial reform & social justice. He quoted the Lord’s Prayer “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” as literally speaking about debt. Can we get a Greek Tuesday breaking down this passage of the Lord’s prayer & the modern reinterpretation of the […]

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Can the WE team recommend some resources (preferably cheap) for a layman who wants to learn Latin, Greek, and Hebrew but doesn’t have the money or opportunity to enrole in classes? Respectfully, ~N A great way to learn Biblical Greek and Hebrew is to check out itunes.csl.edu. Concordia Seminary has provided the tapes of these […]

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What is the best English version of the bible? I keep hearing now important it is for pastors to learn the greek version of the new testament, is there an English version that us layman can turn to? King James vs English Standard Version? Does the LCMS have an official bible? N – There are […]

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What is the true meaning and etymology of the name “Boanerges” from Mark 3:17? I’ve seen/heard it translated as “Sons of Thunder” but is that a literal translation rather than one based on the context? Because I’ve also read that “Boanerges” can be translated contextually as “Thunder boys” or “Bunch of Windbags” as the sons […]

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Hello What the original Greek is telling us in 1 Corinthians 6:9? I pointed this verse out to someone when we were discussing homosexuality, and the person went on to tell me that the original Greek word did not mean homosexuality. I also came across a critic of Matthew 8:5-13, in these verses did the […]

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