What is a Reverse Interlinear?

"Reverse Interlinear" is a phrase coined by Bill Mounce when he developed a new type of interlinear. Previously, all interlinears followed Greek word order and altered the English. But since most people using interlinears do not benefit from seeing the Greek word order, he switch priorities and altered the Greek to match the English. The phrase has been picked up industry-wide.

The Interlinear for the Rest of Us

While other interlinear Bibles assume that you know Greek. Interlinear for the Rest of Us assumes that you don’t, or that you’ve forgotten much of what you once knew. Designed for busy pastors, Sunday school teachers, and anyone who wants a practical tool for studying the Scriptures, this interlinear makes reading easy by flip-flopping the usual order of appearance. It uses the English text as the main text rather than the Greek, so there is absolutely no confusion about the meaning of what you’re reading. Discover the Greek words behind the English translation. Conduct your own word studies using Greek word study books---without knowing Greek.

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The Zondervan Greek and English Interlinear NT

Traditional interlinears, NASB/NIV, NIV/KJV, and TNIV/NLT, with a new Greek text, new interlinear translation (done by Robert H. Mounce), parsing, and Goodrich/Kohlenberger number for each word; Contains a Greek/English Dictionary. Published by Zondervan, 2008

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Mounce Reverse-Interlinear and Accordance

Accordance has picked up the Mounce translation with its extensive phrase tagging, making it the most accurately tagged text out there. Phrase tagging means that sometimes an English phrase is need to translate a single Greek word, and vice versa. This tagging takes that into consideration.

Mounce Reverse-Interlinear and BibleGateway

We are gad to share some of Bill's basic tagging with BibleGateway. It shows you the Greek word (in English transliteration) below the English word, and also shows you all the occurrences of the same word in the passage you are searching.

Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

For years, Vine's has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople. This new dictionary is written by over 40 Bible scholars, edited by Bill Mounce and contains in-depth definitions. This dictionary is ideal for those with little or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew but want greater insight into the meaning of biblical words to enhance their Bible study. This dictionary contains 14,000 entries, is keyed to several translations, both Greek and Hebrew words are found under each English entry and uses both Strong's and G/K numbers. It also reveals connections and nuances not apparent in English translations. Published by Zondervan (2006).

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Greek for the Rest of Us

If you’d love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, but you can’t spare two years for college or seminary courses, then Greek for the Rest of Us is for you. Developed by renowned Greek teacher William Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course on “baby Greek” will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God’s Word. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of basic Greek, and you’ll learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies.

In six sections, Greek for the Rest of Us will help you recite the Greek alphabet, read and pronounce Greek words, learn the Greek noun and verbal system, conduct Greek word studies, decipher why translations are different, and read better commentaries

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