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Brian M. Rapske, PhD

Professor of New Testament Studies Publications Book Chapters “Paul the Captive: Even in Chains, He Remained Christ’s Ambassador,” in Journeys of the Apostle Paul. David Bomar, ed. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019. 131-35. Articles “Roman Legal System.” In Dictionary of … Continue reading

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New Testament Greek Terms and Mark’s Gospel: Hermeneutical Inquiries

Hermeneutics is all about meaning. Bible expositors attempt to understand and explain how language works, orally and textually, and especially how it communicates meaning. Precise discernment of meaning arises from a comprehensive knowledge of a language’s[1] structures, i.e., the conventions developed to communicate meaning, as well as the cultural context within which that language functions. When texts, such as we find in the Bible written in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Hellenistic Greek, are imbued with unique religious significance, decoding and transferring their meaning across time and cultures arguably become critical competencies. Continue reading

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