Helping you read your way through the Greek New Testament in just 2 minutes per verse.
A student came up to me during a class break and asked, “How does Jesus’ circumcision as an 8-day old boy impact our salvation?” He was reading Colossians 2:11. Does the text of Colossians 2:11 speak to that issue? https://vimeo.com/336231637
When Paul was converted/called on the Damascus Road, he had traveling companions with him. Did they hear or not hear the Lord speak to Paul? Do the accounts in Acts disagree? https://vimeo.com/336232054
Have you ever noticed that all of the imperatives (requests) in the Lord’s Prayer are in the aorist tense? In today’s weekend edition, we explore the reasons for this pattern. https://vimeo.com/336231839
Dr. Plummer is a big fan of micro-learning, or learning in bite-size chunks. Today, he recommends a Weekly 5-minute podcast on church history, www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com. The episode from February 20, 2019, “The 3 Foot Manuscript,” is about the famous Greek...
In today’s weekend edition, Dr. Plummer looks at several texts in the New Testament that specify a certain point in the day. How did people tell time in antiquity? When modern Bible translations differ in their renderings of temporal indicators, we see an example of...
In today’s weekend edition, Dr. Plummer reviews a function of the genitive case – the epexegetical genitive. https://vimeo.com/323596266
Why is the book of Hebrews so challenging to read in Greek? Today’s video on hyperbaton will help you answer that question – and perhaps also help you read it more easily. Today’s video originally aired in March 2018. https://vimeo.com/258334026
Illeism is the technical term for referring to oneself in the third person. Have you ever noticed how frequently Jesus refers to himself in the third person in the Gospels? Why did he do this? https://vimeo.com/256345944
Sometime interpreters make a big deal out of about a Greek noun having an article in front of it. One needs to be careful, however, to pay attention to stylistic patterns so as to not over-interpret the article. In today’s weekend edition, Dr. Plummer discusses...
This video provides a brief refresher on the Anaphoric Article or Article of Previous Reference—especially as that construction is used to stitch together the Book of Revelation. https://vimeo.com/245431944
Drawing upon the work of Dan Wallace, this video looks at that seemingly ubiquitous “Double Accusative” construction. https://vimeo.com/240019173
Drawing upon the insights of Dr. Steven Baugh, Dr. Plummer looks at Acts 14:1, asking, “Why did Luke here use the aorist infinitive of ‘to believe’?” https://vimeo.com/232254264
Drawing upon the insights of Dr. Steven Baugh, Dr. Plummer looks at two verses from the NT—one that employs a present infinitive of “to do,” and the other that uses an aorist infinitive of the same verb. Why this difference? https://vimeo.com/229492485
Drawing upon the insights of Dr. Steven Baugh, Dr. Plummer looks at John 11:51, asking, “Why did the apostle John employ the present tense form for the infinitive of ‘to die’ in this verse?” https://vimeo.com/228571519
Drawing upon the insights of Dr. Steven Baugh, Dr. Plummer discusses the factors we should consider when determining why a biblical author employed a specific tense form of the infinitive. (In other words, why did a biblical author choose a present vs. an aorist...
Dr. Danny Zacharias has created a collection of creative, amusing, and memorable music videos to help students remember Greek paradigms. Today, he is graciously sharing with us his video on Liquid Verbs. Helpful? For only $5, you can purchase all of Dr. Zacharias’s...
Drawing upon Con Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek, Dr. Plummer shares some fascinating statistics about the use of the perfect indicative in the New Testament.
That tricky particle δέ https://vimeo.com/219237597
On a previous weekend, we shared Dr. Berding’s song for participles. This weekend, we’re sharing his song for prepositions. Dr. Kenneth Berding has provided Greek students and professors with a wonderful resource – The “Sing and Learn New Testament Greek” CD, a...
Dr. Danny Zacharias has created a collection of creative, amusing, and memorable music videos to help students remember Greek paradigms. Today, he is graciously sharing with us his video on Third Declension Noun endings. Helpful? For only $5, you can purchase all of...
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