Hello, friends —
As you have seen, Dan has posted the latest PNT revision for your free download. Some of the corrections you have already seen, in the updates we did the last couple years; but there are quite a few more. Notably, I have italicized more of the plural uses of “you” that were previously missed. This is an important feature to note, as it materially affects the mutuality that is endemic to Jesus’ message. I have also offered a number of alternate readings — indicated by brackets [ ] — which I consider to be a matter of linguistic ethics, since they are equally valid interpretations of the vocabulary and grammar.
There are no major changes — a few typos — yes, we are still finding those — but if you have already made yourself a copy, it is still reasonably reliable.
I cannot tell you how much work and patience it has taken for Dan to shepherd me through these revisions. It is amazing — and my gratitude knows no bounds. And not just the technological expertise: to have a son be this much concerned to enable his mom’s “handing in the assignment” made by the Lord more than 50 years ago, is an unspeakably precious gift. To all you young folks out there : it is a beautiful example for you, and can give the “old folks” incredible hope and delight!
Unless something else intervenes, I am going to be taking a break from the word studies for a bit now, since they have reached 200 entries, and working at assembling them in a unit as we did previously. This is a good time for you to express an opinion: would you rather have them in two sets of 100, or all together? And are there aspects that should be included, which I have neglected?
When that is done, I hope to hit the more challenging task of indexing the Greek words. But I will have to learn some different computer operations for that, so don’t hold your breath!
Meanwhile, please do send your observations about any errors or oversights that should be included in the word study compilations.
And thanks for your participation. This work has now passed 45,000 uses, in 156 countries! What fun it will be to meet you all when the Lord brings us all together!