Welcome to Active Rest Ministries
Study Greek with Active Rest Ministries
About the name: “Active Rest” on first glance appears to be a contradiction. However, one can be restful in one way and active in another. This was my conclusion from studying the Epistle to the Hebrews. One can rest in the finished work of Christ, but be very active in living out one’s faith.
In fact, such a perspective gives one an outline for the book of Hebrews:
1-2 Listen to Jesus
3-4 Rest in Jesus
5-10 Pray through Jesus
11-13 Actively follow Jesus
Thus we should rest on the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, but this rest should be active.
These ideas were researched in Mark Beatty's PhD Dissertation, The Mechanics and Motivations of Greek Word Order: With application to the exegesis of the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Whether you come up with the same conclusions as me or anyone else, the resources presented in the website will allow you to confidently make your own conclusions about the meaning of the Biblical text.
About the Mission of Active Rest Ministries and Mark Beatty
Our main mission is to offer unique and linguistically cutting edge training in exegetical methodology to those who want details and accurate understanding of the original Greek language of the New Testament, and/or the Greek translation of the Old Testament.
This page will provide you with an overview of this web site.
This page contains links for those interested in Greek linguistics.
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Greek Verbal Aspect and Time
The Greek verb has three aspects, continuous (imperfective), finished (perfective) and unstated (aoristic). The Greek verb also has three times: Past, Present and Future. The author can either go with the Aoristic aspect as the default make an exegetically significant choice of the perfective or imperfective aspect.