Moving Too Little? Moving Too Much?

In Genesis 3:16 God tells the woman that her “...desire will be for her husband.” The original Hebrew carries a weight to this word “for” that is not always present in the English.  It could very well mean, “…your desire will be against your husband.”  Against?  Yes.  Prior to this point in history, the woman was Adam’s helpmate, submitting to him for the sake of spreading God’s image throughout the world.  Now, it is not so.  Sin has come, and has radically impacted and reversed the roles of men and women.

Where men originally were leaders, they now follow Adam and shrink away from doing what they were made to do, leading.  Where women originally were followers, they now follow Eve and move forward too much toward taking Adam’s role as her own.  In both cases, it is sin to act outside of our natural roles.  Men are too quick to hide, and not act like men.  Rather than encouraging men to do what they were made to do, women too quickly take over the reigns, and not act like women.

Don’t hear me as a woman-hater or a man lover, but as Biblical.  There are massive truths that manhood portrays about God, like His justice, and His faithfulness to always show up in time of need.  Also, there are massive truths that womanhood portrays about God, like His mercy, grace, love, and tenderness.  Manhood cannot show certain things about God that womanhood gloriously does, and visa-versa.  Larry Crabb has seen this as well and made a comment I agree with, “There is something in Biblical manhood that needs to start moving and there is something in Biblical womanhood that needs to stop moving.”

So I ask you, are you not moving enough, or moving too much?

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My Master Greek Participle Chart

As promised, here is a master Greek participle chart that I have made.  Just as I taped the previous chart into the inside front cover of my Greek New Testament, I have taped this participle chart into the inside back cover.  That way when I have a question, I either simply flip to the front or the back to find the proper translation.  You’ll notice two small sections describing Genitive Absolutes and Periphrastic Constructions; because of the length of these charts I could not include a full description of them.  To get more infomation on these, or to get more information on anything regarding Biblical Greek, get Basics of Biblical Greek by William Mounce & Greek Grammar: Beyond the Basics by Daniel Wallace.  Sorry for the awkward fit, but again if you right click and save, it’ll be great for you.  Enjoy!

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My Master Greek Chart

I made this Greek Chart when I was in seminary, and it is now taped to the inside front cover of my Greek New Testament.  For those of you who have studied Biblical Greek, for those of you who are currently studying it, or for those of you who want to, this will help.  It is a big help to me.  Sorry for the awkward fit on the page, if you right click on it and save, it should be okay.  I know that I have not included Participles here, that chart is coming tomorrow!

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Combined Greek/Hebrew Bible

I know that some of you have no desire at all to read the original Greek and Hebrew of the Bible, but I do know that some of you do.  Because there are some of you who do desire to do this well, I want to recommend to those of you who fall into this category my favorite resource to do this.  Below is my favorite combined readers edition Hebrew/Greek Bible…you’ll love it, I do.

WTSBooks:

Ideal for students, pastors, and instructors familiar with the biblical languages, A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible saves time and effort in studying the Bible. Definitions for Greek and Hebrew words that occur less frequently appear as footnotes on every page, allowing the user to read the text quickly and to focus on parsing and grammatical issues (rather than paging through lexicons!). Presented in beautiful fine-grain black European leather.

      This combined

A Reader’s Greek New Testament and A Reader’s Hebrew Bible 

      offers the following features:
  • Complete text of the Hebrew and Aramaic Bible, using the Westminister Leningrad Codex
  • Greek text underlying Today’s New International Version-with footnotes comparing wherever this text is different from the UBS4 text
  • Footnoted definitions of all Hebrew words occurring 100 times or less—twenty-five or less for Aramaic words—with context-specific glosses
  • Footnoted definitions of all Greek words occurring thirty times or less
  • Lexicons of all Hebrew words occurring more than 100 times and Greek words occurring more than thirty times
  • Eight pages of full-color maps separate the OT and NT sections Ideal for students, pastors, and instructors, A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Biblesaves time and effort in studying the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament. By eliminating the need to look up definitions, the footnotes allow you to more quickly read the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek text. Featuring fine-grain black European leather binding, A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible is a practical, attractive, and surprisingly affordable resource.