Epistles of Thomas

December 5, 2009

Shortest sentences in the Greek New Testament

Filed under: Greek,New Testament — Thomas @ 17:40
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Rod Decker has a post on the one word sentences in the New Testament:

Matt 11:9 προφήτην;

Mark 4:3 Ἀκούετε.

Luke 7:26 προφήτην;

Acts 15:29 Ἔρρωσθε.

Rom 3:9 προεχόμεθα;

Rom 3:27 ἐξεκλείσθη.

2 Pet 3:18 ἀμήν. (There is a similar instance of ἀμήν in the short ending of Mark.)

If we get down to the number of letters, that makes 2 Peter 3:18 the verse that contains the shortest sentence.

September 16, 2008

Reading the New Testament in three months

Filed under: New Testament — Thomas @ 15:24
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Did you know that at three chapters per day the NT can be read in only three months? My Sunday school class has discovered this little known fact and began reading on Sunday. This semester we are learning to study the Bible using the book How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart. Each day the students will be reading three chapters of the NT and we will be using those chapters to illustrate our reading of this book.

I will also be joining them in reading through the NT. I have chosen the TNIV translation as the publishers provided me with a free copy last year at seminary but I haven’t gotten around to reading it through yet. I still plan to finish reading The Message this Fall so I will be reading six chapters per day. That’s one of the greatest joys of being a pastor – getting paid to read and study the Bible 🙂 I will try and blog each day on what I have read while keeping it under 200 words so that you will be willing to read my thoughts!

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