Category: Word Study

Musings on Mark: ‘Ekballo’

Sixteen times in the Gospel of Mark we read the Greek word ekballo, a verb that is a compound of the preposition ek and the verb ballo. Before we look at ekballo we should address some grammar related issues. First, what is a preposition? Prepositions are function words which… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: ‘Ekballo’”

The Mystery τῆς εὐ­σεβείας

A few weeks ago I sent out the following tweet. The old "Christianity is not a religion; it's a relationship." "Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion [τῆς εὐσεβείας] is great…." (1 Tim. 3:16) "Religion [θρησκεία] that is pure and undefiled before God,… Continue Reading “The Mystery τῆς εὐ­σεβείας”