Describing Paul’s Pre-conversion Experience: 1. Prevailing view among Greek Fathers 2. Expressions such as “sold as a slave to sin” and “unspiritual” more fitting as a description of unsaved rather than genuine believers. 3. If the “now” of 8:1 means “now” in a temporal sense, Paul is passing from description of unsaved to the saved Read More →

“In this volume, William Varner provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of Philippians. Distinguished by the detailed and comprehensive attention paid to the Greek text, “Philippians” is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical Read More →

Although he was great in his contribution to history, Alexander’s contributions (prophesied in Zechariah 9:1-8) were overshadowed by another who died at about the same age. The entire passage culminates in verse 9 with the coming of another King: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is Read More →