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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 5:3  Here is my translation:

“μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες ,
Blessed are those who mourn,

ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται. ”
because they will be comforted

Here are some observations:

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 2:10.  Here is my translation:

“ἰδόντες δὲ τὸν ἀστέρα ἐχάρησαν χαρὰν μεγάλην σφόδρα. ”
And seeing the star they rejoiced with great joy exceedingly

Here are some observations:

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 3:17.  Here is my translation:

“καὶ ἰδοὺ φωνὴ ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν λέγουσα· Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ἀγαπητός, ἐν ᾧ
And behold a voice from the heavens saying ‘This is my son the beloved; in whom

εὐδόκησα. ”
I am well pleased

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 2:8.  Here is my translation:

“καὶ πέμψας αὐτοὺς εἰς Βηθλέεμ εἶπεν· Πορευθέντες ἐξετάσατε ἀκριβῶς περὶ τοῦ
And he sent them to Bethlehem and he said “Go and search carefully for the

παιδίου· ἐπὰν δὲ εὕρητε, ἀπαγγείλατέ μοι, ὅπως κἀγὼ ἐλθὼν προσκυνήσω αὐτῷ. ”
child and when you find Him report to me so I also may go and worship Him

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When I was teaching overseas earlier this year I was asked by a seminary student of how would I point to Jesus in each chapter of the book of Jonah.

Here’s my answer.

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I have posted in the past “.”  That post was about how the alleged problem of evil presupposes Christian theism.  In this present post I’m assuming what’s taught in that previous post.  Yet what is presented here is not just looking at the problem of evil in terms of suffering from another angle but should be joined with the first post as reinforcing a Christian treatment of theodicy.

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Abner Chou is a professor at the Master’s Seminary.  He recently delivered his William R. Rice Lecture Series for Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary this Spring 2019.

This would be timely in light of yesterday being Good Friday and tomorrow being Resurrection Sunday.

Here are the three sessions:

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