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 assist substantives in expressing their case relationship.1 For example, in the... Continue Reading →

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The Mystery τῆς εὐ­σεβείας

A few weeks ago I sent out the following tweet. https://twitter.com/amateurexegete/status/962330998573879296 I had posted this in response to an apparently now deleted tweet from the "Ponytail Preacher" which claimed that Christianity wasn't about religion but about a relationship with Jesus Christ. This idea that "Christianity is not a religion but a relationship" is a bit of a canard. By... Continue Reading →

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