Thinking Out Loud

May 29, 2008

Robert Mounce’s Translation of The Gospel of John

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Thanks to Jon Rising in Orlando for pointing this out to us. Bill (William) Mounce is a respected Bible scholar who has released what many consider to be the finest Bible dictionary currently on the market. He is also the author of a commentary on the pastoral epistles, and has about a dozen titles in print teaching Biblical Greek.

His father, Robert, a contributor to The Expositor’s Bible Commentary has authored commentaries on I & II Timothy, I & II Peter, Revelation and Romans; and has done a translation of John’s Gospel which is available for free online. (Trivia note: Robert Mounce does not have, and should have, a Wikipedia entry.)

To get a .pdf file (Adobe) of his rendering of John’s account, go to:

and click on the highlighted tab that says “download.” I’ve just finished skimming chapter three and the story of the woman caught (or is set-up a better word?) in the act of adultery in chapter eight, and the vine-and-branches section of chapter fifteen. There’s so much in John that is distinct to his gospel, yet familiar to us. It would be interesting to have this computer-checked to get a grade reading level, as it has a real easy reading flow. I also like the subheadings he’s added, which are really a mini-introduction to each section of text. I might just spring for the toner and print the whole thing out!!




  1. I’d be happy to contribute information on Bob Mounce for a Wiki entry. Don’t think I should do it as his son, but you’re right-he deserves one!

    Comment by Doug Mounce — May 30, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Hey Paul,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I enjoyed your comment on Do You Really Know the Person Sitting Next To You?

    I actually follow Anne Jackson’s blog and commented on that thread about Things You Can’t Say In Church.

    – Daniel Rhoten

    Comment by D Rho — May 30, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

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